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Bloodroot.. This herbaceous perennial grows well in part to full shade and colonizes in the wild. Flowers bloom in early spring and plants grow 3-6" tall. Perfect for shady rock gardens and woodland gardens. Zones 3-9.
Coreopsis, Heaven's Gate Heavens Gate is super-tough, surviving harsh winters where others have succumbed. Beautiful blooms are ruby pink with a deep red center, topping full plants that grow quickly to 18 tall and wide. Perennial Zone: 3-9 Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 18 inches Spread: 18 inches Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
Columbine or aquilegia is a herbaceous perennial that is drought tolerant (once established) and self-seeds if not deadheaded. The plant grows to 2' tall when in bloom and blooms late spring-early summer. Flowers come in a variety of colors. Grow in part shade. Best in rock and woodland gardens and as edging plants. Zones 3-9
Polemonium yezoense Purple Rain Jacobs Ladder Type: Perennials Height: Medium 20 (Plant 12-15 apart) Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade Zones: 3-7 Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal Flower Color / Accent: Purple / Purple
Campanula Type: Perennials Height: Medium 1-2 (Plant 14 apart) Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade Zones: 3-8 Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Clay Flower Color / Accent: Purple / Purple
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
Summersweet With a name like summersweet, you can guess that this shrub's pink or white flowers are fragrant. It's one of the few shrubs that bloom well in shade, although it also will grow in full sun in the north, provided it has adequate moisture. Name: Clethra alnifolia Growing Conditions: Full sun to shade and moist soil Size: 3-5 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-9