Camellia, with its glossy evergreen leaves and large cupped flowers, blooms when few other plants do—in late winter to early spring. Plant partial-shade-loving camellias such as this 'Rubescens Major,' in slightly acidic soil that drains well.
Camellia Japonica - February 2013. Evergreen shrubs with beautiful solitary or clustered flowers appearing early in the year with glossy, leathery leaves. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=299
Helleborus/ Christmas rose. Very colorful for shade plants! Bloom in winter and early Spring. Frost-resistant and evergreen. The most popular hellebores for garden use are undoubtedly H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H. × hybridus).
'Charlie Dimmock' - Fuschia Plant Type Fuchsia Plants Plant Habit Trailing Flower Size Large Flower Quality Double Flower Colour Red Purple Plant In Basket / Sunny position / Part shade Hardiness Half hardy Foliage Green
Columbine Easy to grow and beautiful, columbine blooms in spring and early summer. The colorful blooms are loved by hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Name: Aquilegia varieties Growing conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-9, depending on variety
Climbing hydrangea is a deciduous blooming vine that loves shade to partial shade and spreads vertically from 20 to 30 feet. Their heart-shaped green leaves and clusters of large off-white flowers make it a striking vine to plant against the northern side of your home. Or, plant a climbing hydrangea next to a tall fence or a wooden arbor.
Azalea Bushes- I live in Texas, therefore, I grow Azaleas! They are so pretty in bloom, then are a nice shaped evergreen bush the rest of the year, they are non-fragrant, but their pretty blooms make up for that! (If you want long lasting blooms, plant out of the hot afternoon sun!) mine do best in mostly shade on the back-side of my house.