Astilbe Perennial for Shade
8 of 18 Japanese Forestgrass One of our favorite low-growing species, this gorgeous plant offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections (such as 'Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners. Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 5-9 Plant This Grass Because: It adds bright color to shade gardens. Native to North America: No
Toad Lily - shade perennial
Blue Fescue A short grass perfect for edging or as a groundcover, blue fescue offers powder-blue foliage on tidy, dwarf mounds. Name: Festuca glauca Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 4-8 Plant This Grass Because: It has beautiful silvery-blue color and a small size that fits nearly anywhere. Native to North America: Yes
Bleeding Heart - a good shade perennial.