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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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Photo 9 of 10Japanese reed grass. The cascading golden and green foliage of variegated Japanese reed grass creates a bright splash for the shade garden. The stems occasionally turn shades of red and pink in the fall, then die back for the winter. Plant in moist, well-drained soil and don't worry about it taking over the garden: it's very slow-growing. USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 (with protection) to 9

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