Shade p;ants - might be good for color on a covered porch!
22 Perennials for Shade (Plants and Flowers) Possibly good for front pots?
Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. This tough perennial blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white.
Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. - Flower Beds and Gardens
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[Lamium--this and Lily of the Valley are my favorite ground covers for shade.] Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.
Known for the sweet fragrance produced by their purple flowers, lavenders can be used for both ornamental and culinary purposes. This perennial flowering plant belongs to the genus Lavandula, which .
perfect for shade containers, rock gardens or in front of beds. Petite rounded leaves start out light green, and margins fade to creamy white as plants mature.