LAMIUM in the SHADE GARDEN: The leaves make this plant attractive all summer long, even when not in bloom making Lamium perfect for shady and semi-shady areas where the leaf variegation brings light to dark places. - My Cottage Garden
Fear not Northerners, Primula are in! I just picked up 10 for $20. Enjoy them indoors for now, plant outside in spring in those boring shady areas. Don't forget to fertilize while blooming! Another fun shade plant! Have this as my wall paper now
Japanese Painted Fern Height: 12-18" Spread: 15-18" Exposure: Shade Zone: 4-7 A showy fern with fronds of soft metallic silver-gray and hints of red and blue. The magnificent texture and color electrify shady areas of the garden and make the fern a wonderful companion for a variety of shade-loving plants such as hosta, heuchera and tierella. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.