Good shot of 'All Gold' Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa 'All Gold') - an excellent shade grass for adding 4 season color. Even the tan, dried out winter leaves blow in the breeze.

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Bowle's Golden Sedge is an excellent Grass Selection for Wet Areas and Partial Shade Full Shot :: Credit: Monrovia

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Bigleaf Hydrangeas, such as this Abracadabra Orb from Proven Winners, have really been developed a lot in recent years and the latest varieties with their multi-color flowers, colorful stems, and deep green leafs are exceptional.

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Dwarf Fothergilla - Fall foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Dwarf Fothergilla has outstanding fall color and makes a great base shrub for hedges and groupings.

Dwarf Fothergilla - Monrovia - Dwarf Fothergilla

'Green Envy'™ Coneflower - a very unique flower color sets this coneflower apart.

'Green Envy'™ Coneflower

Hydrangea Paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' Listed as the 2010 Plant of the Year, this woody Hydrangea puts on a show that changes and evolves, giving your landscape a different look as the summer progresses.

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'Paprika' Oso Easy Rose - Neat, compact, low-maintenance rose provides orange blooms all summer and into the fall. Combine with purple flowers for a lush, vibrant effect or in drier locations, try combining with blue-ish grasses, junipers, or russian sage.

Oso Easy® Paprika Rose - Monrovia - Oso Easy® Paprika Rose

Larix Decidua 'Varied Directions' - This selection of Larch has a cool spreading habit while weeping and is a great foliage accent that looks at home in moist locations.

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'Oertel's Rose' Yarrow - A drought tolerant perennial for sunny places where it has a little room to spread out. Goes great in rock gardens and cottage gardens both.

'Oertel's Rose' Yarrow

'Little Henry' Sweetspire (Itea v. 'Little Henry') is one of the more diverse shrubs around. Growing in sun or shade, has excellent floral display, and gets exceptional fall color. It's also deer resistant and tolerates wet conditions.

Little Henry® - Sweetspire - Itea virginica | Proven Winners

Excellent site for Native Plants, just click on your state - NPIN: Recommended Native Plant Species by State

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Proven Winners | Decadence™ 'Lemon Meringue' - False Indigo - Baptisia hybrid

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Heuchera 'Green Spice' (Coral bells) - Fine Gardening Plant Guide

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Oso Easy® 'Cherry Pie' Rose - Hard to beat the color on this rose. I believe it's a @ProvenWinners selection.

Oso Easy® Cherry Pie Rose

Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris - Excellent late spring/early summer lush green foliage with brilliant deep purple flowers.

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Reblooming lilac! Another great plant from my friends over @Proven_Winners .

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Another favorite for the shade garden. Hakonechloa grass comes in a few variations included variegated and an 'All Gold' variety. All have excellent foliage effect and add subtle winter interest.

Japanese Forest Grass

Favorite newer shade plant. Fire and Ice Hydrangea (Hydrangea Paniculata 'Wim's Red) Changes color as the season goes on, large shrub for th shade garden(which is rare), long bloom time, great plant.

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Sky Pencial Holly is a great vertical, evergreen shrub. Looks great planted in rows or sections where a confined vertical dimension is needed.

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly - Monrovia - Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

'Bloodstone' Armeria is a very controlled little perennial with an excellent seasonal flower show.

Bloodstone Thrift - Monrovia - Bloodstone Thrift

Kolkwitzia is an underrated shrub.

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'All Summer Beauty' Hydrangea

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'Amber' Carpet Rose. Try mass planting with 'Violet Intrigue' Lavender as a border. It's on this board.

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Unique variety campanula.

'Samantha' Bellflower

Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) - "I love it in the early Spring--it has beautiful white flowers and a slight fragrance that you can smell when walking by. I love when we are sitting in our gazebo and we can smell it faintly in the air." ~Kathleen N.

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