marginal plant for shade area ?

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    pimen

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    I have some shade area that only get effectively direct sunlight from 7.30-10 am, after that this area just get little-bright light (reflection from sky ?!?!?) not really sure how to explain it but not dark tho, this area is against the building wall,

    what plants that will still thriving, and grow (well) in this area ?
     
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    When you say marginal do you mean in the water of dry ground? For dry ground there are any number of shade plants to chose from depending on the climate. but I am not familiar with Indonesia.
     
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    what "in the water of dry ground means" ?

    I just reffers to a bog plant in common

    so basically the area is only get 2.5 hours of direct sunlight....

    I need something that can thrive, any idea ???
     
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    Taro may be your best choice. With very limited sunlight do not expect any flowering plant to do well, but there are several attractive foliage plants that may work.
    The size of a plants leaves is a good indicator as to the amount of shade that it may tolerate....the larger the leaf, the greater the shade.
     
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    Cardinal flower lobelia ok in those conditions. Also acorus sp
     
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    Canna! It's a beauty and it's tough. I like what Meyer said about the size of its leaves being an indicator of shade tolerance, canna is like 85% leaf.
    I have some canna here indoors in a 24" bowl near a window; it seems happy and it does bloom.
     
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    My impatiens seem to have done really well in the shade.
     
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