2008: 'Rozanne' Geranium

Coneflower. tolerates full sun to light shade. bloom from early summer to fall. one of the most hardy perennials.

Bloody Cranesbill-ground covers-Bloody cranesbill is named for the bright red color the foliage takes on in fall. Many varieties are available in flower colors of blue and purple. The plant spreads slowly but will eventually form broad swaths in full or part sun or shade. It's not only beautiful, but easy and carefree, too

Bigroot Geranium One of the toughest plants in the shade garden, bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) doesn't mind heat or drought. And, deer and rabbits typically pass it by in search of tastier morsels. This plant puts on a spring show with pink or white flowers; some varieties also offer outstanding fall coloration in their woodsy-scented foliage. Bigroot geranium is hardy in Zones 4-8 and grows 2 feet tall. Top Picks: 'Album' offers white flowers; 'Ingwersen's Variety' offers clear...

Tall Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata -- garden, tall, or border phlox -- grows 3 to 4 feet tall and bears large trusses of fragrant flowers from summer to early fall. It's an old-fashioned favorite that has few rivals for its color display and light, sweet fragrance. It's well suited to the back of the garden and cottage gardens.

This gorgeous Astilbe thrives in the shade! More of the best perennials for shade: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-shade/?socsrc=bhgpin080613astilbe=12

'Becky' Daisy-I do have this and and am very happy with it.

Pink Astilbe - Easy Care Perennial

Helleborous..A shade-loving perennial that blooms from winter to spring in shades of red, green, near-black, white, and pink.

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Geranium, Lobelia, and Bacopa. Morning Sun, afternoon shade

Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' zone 4-9 size: 4' feet 8-9" flowers

Hydrangea paniculata Hydrangea paniculata is the easiest hydrangea to grow. In late summer and autumn, this rugged shrub produces fluffy clusters of white flowers that fade to shades of pink and green. Many cultivars, such as 'Tardiva', can be successfully trained into a standard, or miniature tree form -- perfect for a large container or just about any landscape spot. Name: Hydrangea paniculata Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 10 feet tall and...

Perennial Hibiscus. I love flowers all the time.

Peonies

Sapphire Surf Bluebeard

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My 2nd favorite perennial ever. I've had the same one at my folks house for 7 years and she does NOT have a green thumb. Blooms from May til Halloween, no joke! This is Early Sunrise Coreopsis. The more sun, the better! Zone 3-9

Perennial Hibiscus Perennial hibiscus may look like a tender tropical plant, but it's hardy enough to withstand winters to Zone 5. This giant plant bears 12-inch-wide flowers in stunning shades of red, pink, and white on stems that reach 7 feet or more tall

Blazing Star A North American prairie native, blazing star bears spikes of white, rose, or purple flowers that attract butterflies. It's an excellent plant to add vertical accent to the perennial garden, and the blooms are ideal for cutting and drying.

Bleeding Heart is a lovely perennial shade plant. I had to transfer mine from full sun (where our house's previous owner planted it) to shade. In the sun, it withered away by mid-summer. Plant them in the shade!