Perennials That Thrive in Shade

These 8 great plants will add color to your shade garden and return year after year.

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Japanese painted fern

A colorful addition to the shade garden, this deciduous fern has glowing pewter-and-green fronds and red or purple stems. Give this plant moist, well-drained soil. It can handle some sun during the day if the soil stays consistently moist. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

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