Forget-Me-Not. The brilliant azure blue of forget-me-nots becomes a focal point in the spring shade garden. Pair with epimediums and foamflowers or let them provide a colorful contrast with hostas and ferns. USDA Zones depending on variety
Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry. ferns will be dark green, glossy, and
For a brilliant splash of purple, consider 'Sugar Plum' Coral Bells (Heuchera). I have it edging a long border with bluebells and a white evergreen candytuft plant ( don't know name). They soon reproduce themselves too, so are good value.