Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones 4-9 - Ht. depends on the species 2-3' - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them.

Pink Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones - Ht. depends on the species - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them.

Veronicastrum virginicum album. A couple of clumps of this at the back of the border would be dramatic. There is also a purple one….

Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum, zones 3 to Wildlife loved - this plant has spiky white flowers that butterflies, moths and bees adore.Makes a perfect rain garden addition.

Flowers for shade gardens

Perennials For Shade That Bloom All Summer

Tradescantia "Sweet Kate" - easy-to-grow perennial with profusion of deep-blue flowers from summer to autumn. Eye-catching accent for the border, the vibrant golden-yellow foliage is a bright companion for purple-foliaged plants.

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Verbena bonariensis

One of my favorite blending plants. It's great as a cut flower, doesn't push perennials out, fills in where needed, and comes back reliably- even in zone

Aster 'Little Carlow'.Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It loves some shade and will add a splash of colour to a late summer border.

Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

Aster 'Little Carlow'.Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Eryngium (Sea Holly) - Blue thistle like flowers, sometimes the blue is so intense it is hard to believe they are not dyed.

Eryngium varifolium

Attractive heads provide form and interest in the border. Eryngium planum (Sea Holly) via garden.ee: This herbaceous perennial thistle has branched silvery-blue stems and and numerous small blue conical flowerheads surrounded by spiky bracts.

Hellebores mixed with snowdrops and cyclamen. Use in your shade garden. Jan/March.

Hellebores mixed with snowdrops and cyclamen. Hellebores tips: Common Name: Lenten Rose Hardy Zones: 5 - 9 Planting Tips: Partial shade, and rich, well-drained soil Color options: range of whites, pinks to purples.

Dahlia 'Eveline' - Ideal for adding colour to the late summer border, this tall dahlia produces beautiful creamy white flowers, which have a hint of pink at their petal tips. This pink flush is quite noticeable when all the petals are still opening as it forms a distinctive 'eye' at the centre of each bloom. A wonderful addition to the mixed or herbaceous border, the flowers are also excellent for cut arrangements.

Dahlia 'Eveline'

Dahlia 'Eveline' - Ideal for adding colour to the late summer border, this tall dahlia produces beautiful creamy white flowers, which have a hint of pink at their petal tips. This pink flush is quite noticeable when all the petals are still opening as it

Persicaria amplexicaulis Firetail (Speciosa) part shade, will spread, large clump forming perennial.

Persicaria amplexicaulis Firetail (Speciosa) part shade, will spread, large clump forming perennial. Be careful a bit of a spreader.

Geranium cinereum 'Thumping Heart'

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