So, do you like bright and vibrant colors? Or is a soft and more Monet garden your style? Also, be sure to think about the foilage on the plants, as the perrenials will not flower all season long. So having some feathery foilage next to bold is a nice contrast and adds interest. It is also important to think about the shades of green you will use.
Here's a list of some of my favorite plants for shade:
- Angel Begonias
- Roses, especially the new varieties that do not need so much special care
- Russian sage
You will be annually rewarded for your work, and have many years of pleasure.