Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' (Wild blue phlox or wild sweet William) - Perennial - Zones 4-8, Height 12-15 in. A delightful spring blooming native for shade, it carpets the shady border with blooms. 'May Breeze' will spread and fill in around bulbs or perennials that are late to emerge. A small-statured wild sweet william with loose clusters of fragrant pale blue, almost white flowers that drive the butterflies wild! A Piet Oudolf introduction, from the Netherlands.
Plants for shade: elephant's ears (Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'). Lush, deep-green leaves emerge in spring and turn red in autumn. Grow it in partial shade. Read more about them on our website http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/bergenia-x-schmidtii/1225.html