Shade Border at the beginning of June View from the first floor. The perennials are framed by Hydrangeas and Camellias. Among the hostas are 'Hadspen Blue', 'On Stage' (yellow), 'Francee' (white brim) and 'Revolution'. Various violets cover the ground. It's the rust of the iron that colours the water in the pond red, an effect that is intended.
A great plant with an unfortunate name, lungwort (Pulmonaria) earned its moniker from the silvery, lung-shaped spots that dot the foliage. The variegated foliage looks great all season long, but is an especially nice accent to the clusters of pink, white, or blue flowers in spring. Lungwort grows best in Zones 4-8 and reaches 1 foot tall. #perennials
Impatiens are one of the most popular annual plants for shade -- and it's easy to see why. They bloom constantly from spring to fall, offer flowers in just about every color, and couldn't be easier to grow.
Add lobelias to bring rich, true blues in the garden. These trailing plants flower prolifically in spring and fall, almost covering themselves in flowers. Annual lobelia is a cool-season plant that does best in shade in the South, though it loves partial shade in the North.