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Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica). Must-haves for lightly shaded woodland gardens, these much-loved plants bear tiny but exquisite blue flowers in spring in mild climates. ‘Baby Blue’, a hybrid from Proven Winners, has true blue flowers and grows 6 to 8 inches tall. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

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9 Fragrant Flowers That Bloom in the Evening

This richly fragrant bulb, Polianthes tuberosa, was a Victorian favorite. -

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Easy Groundcovers

Crested iris, sometimes known as woodland iris, is a native of eastern North America and can be found in variety of forms and patterns in blue and white. Once established, they are carefree, cheery groundcovers for the woodland garden.

Balloon flowers! These unique plants return every year to delight you with puffy buds before bursting into lovely flowers. (Be sure to dead head to keep them blooming.)

Forget-Me-Nots in a Spring Shade Garden. More Beautiful Blue Flowers -->

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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

20 colorful plants for shade gardens | Amethyst flower (Browallia hybrids) |

Moss Verbena may end up being your favorite groundcover. It grows between 6 to 12 inches tall, but has a spreading capability of up to 5 feet. It's easy to grow, is drought and heat tolerant, attracts butterflies and comes in blue, purple and white flowers.

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart

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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Heucherella: Heart-shaped leaves on clumping plants 5 inches tall and 1 foot wide come in many beautiful colors.

Columbine, Lime Sorbet lifecycle: Perennial  Zone: 3-8  Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun  Height: 30-36  inches Spread: 12-18  inches Uses: Borders, Cut Flowers  Bloom Season: Spring, Summer

Forget-Me-Not Flowers Plant these Forget Me Not flowers in Full Shade to Partial Shade. Their Mature Height is 18". For zones 4-9.

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20 favorite perennial flowers

20 Best Perennial Flowers - Sunset

Starry Eyes Forget-Me-Nots (Omphalodes) the plain blue is beautiful. They bloom for ever starting in spring and do well with ferns.