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Perennials That Love Shade

These 10 great plants will add color to your shade garden and return year after year.

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cherry berry hosta is variegated white and green
Photo 1 of 10Hosta. These long-lived perennials make a splash in the shade garden from spring to fall. Hundreds of cultivars offer foliage variations in shades of green, from chartreuse to smoky green-blue, plus white and cream. In midsummer lavender to whitish flowers bloom on tall stems. Give hostas moist, well-drained soil. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 (Pictured: 'Cherry Berry')

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