[One of my very favorite groundcovers and shade plants.] Baby's Tears (Soleirolia Soleirolli) has a beautiful texture and sweet fragrance and grows in both shade and sun.
Hydrangeas are so versatile and so easy to grow, love shade, add structure and are wonderful in dried flower arrangements. They look beautiful covered in frost and a good layer of mulch will see them through the most severe winters.
By planting wisteria in a contained planter, you can grow and train these beautiful flowering vines without making a permanent mark in the ground. Best known as plant covers to offer shade and visual interest around arbors or pergolas, potted wisteria is
Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.
Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: Height: Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.