Ferns Astilbe are a perfect mix for the shade garden, creating a soft and colorful display. While ferns are initially expensive, they are a hardy perennial and multiply rapidly. They are easily separated to be transplanted in new beds or given to friends. They stay green all summer and die back to a stub in winter for easy fall or spring cleanup.

Shade Garden Plants: Sweet Woodruff Cotton Candy Grass Bigroot Geranium Impatiens Fuschia Coral Bells Coleus Catnip White Queen Caladium Lobelia Feverfew Bleeding Heart Toad Lily Meadowsweet Miss Indigo Primrose Astilbe Pulmonaria (Lungwort) Yellow Corydalis Celandine Wood Poppy Hellebore