Meet some shady characters.

 

Once, shade used to be the least fun place to garden. Now with so many colors, textures and shapes, shade really shines! Check some of the perennials below for inspiration.

Antennaria Pussy Toes
Ajuga Chocolate Chip - Bugle Weed
Arisaema t. - Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Astilbe Maggie Daley
Bergenia Sakura - Pigsqueak
Brunnera Jack Frost - Heartleaf
Canvallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley
Dicentra spectabilis - Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Helleborus Confetti Cake - Lenten Rose
Heuchera Bella Notte - Coral Bells
Hosta Liberty
Lamium Purple Dragon - Dead Nettle
Ligularia Midnight Lady - Leopard Plant
Polemonium reptans - Jacob's Ladder
Polygonatum var. - Solomon's Seal
Pulmonaria Raspberry Splash - Lungwort
Tiarella Spring Symphony - Foam Flower
Tradescantia Lucky Charm - Spiderwort