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.

Aralia Sun King - Spikenard.
Ajuga Chocolate Chip - Bugle Weed
Arisaema t. - Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Astilbe Maggie Daley
Bergenia Sakura - Pigsqueak
Brunnera Jack Frost - Heartleaf
Chamaelirium luteum - Fairy Wand.
Canvallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley
Dicentra spectabilis - Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Eupatorium Chocolate - Joe Pye.
Helleborus Confetti Cake - Lenten Rose
Heuchera Bella Notte - Coral Bells
Hosta Liberty
Lamium Purple Dragon - Dead Nettle
Phlox div. Blue Moon - Woodland Phlox.
Polygonatum var. - Solomon's Seal
Pulmonaria Raspberry Splash - Lungwort
Tiarella Spring Symphony - Foam Flower
Tradescantia Lucky Charm - Spiderwort
Trillium grandiflorum - Wake Robin.