Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' Easy Summer Flowering Shade Plants.

Edge Border made of recycled rubber to look like mulch.

For back fence...Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil. Beautiful!

Primula (Primrose). "I always thought primroses were difficult to grow, but I’ve found them to be super easy as long as you provide shade and moist soil."

Which Plants flower in shade the best? | Top Shade Loving Plants | outdoortheme.com

Heucheras, the new hostas for shady spots, more colorful

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.

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.

This site is AWESOME. Photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc.--- One of the best I've seen.

SHADE PLANTS 1."Rosebud" azalea 2."Aureomarginata" Hosta 3.River Birch 4. Chinese Ginger 5. "Eternal Flame" Hosta 6. Epimedium 7. "Cinnamon Sticks" Hosta 8. "Little Honey" Hydrangea 9. "Choo Choo Train" Hosta 10. Erythrocladium Striped Maple 11. Sundowner Phormium 12. Yellow Wave Phormium 13. "Blue Shadow" Hosta

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna

Houttuynia is a fast spreading groundcover for sun or shade

Using coleus as mass plantings as you would annual flowers. Shade garden. Colorful foliage - burnt orange, vivid magenta, lime green, deep burgundy & chartreuse.

Lantana is so easy to grow. It attracts butterflies, loves sun and can tolerate drought. Good watering results in a showy and large plant. Freezes to the ground in winter but returns year after year.

~ “White Feathers” Hosta ~ Comes up white in the spring and turns a super pale green in the summer. ~ Gorgeous. ~ @ Pin For Your Home

Margaret Roach's shade bed in June: a beautiful example of texture and foliage. Deep shiny green from the European ginger, silver from the Japanese painted ferns, some yellow/gold from the Japanese fountain grass and gorgeous yellow and green tones in the hosta. Wow, perfection.

Sorbaria, Sem | Perennial. This small shrub delivers a fabulous show in spring. Fern-like leaves are beautifully tinged yellow to pinkish red when young. Deeper pink stems are great backdrops. Durable and cold-hardy, plants carry on, with large sprays of creamy white flowers in mid summer. Easy to grow in well-drained soil, in full sun to part shade.

Lilyturf - easy to grow shade plant that blooms in late summer.