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Here are some ideas for shady, year-round interest, with some variegation and blues in the mix. All are evergreen (except where noted deciduous). Consider adding compost to your planting pockets to help keep your soil light and well-drained (we like Gardner & Bloome® Soil Building Compost).

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Ivyleaf cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium) is a deciduous, tuberous perennial with mostly pink blooms in the fall.

Unbeatable Plants for the Maritime Northwest Garden

Ivyleaf cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium) is a deciduous, tuberous perennial with mostly pink blooms in the fall.

Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum). Green foliage background fern.

Unbeatable Plants for the Maritime Northwest Garden

Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum). Green foliage background fern.

Carex 'Everest' brightens the shade garden. Many other variegated sedges tolerate part shade too.

Carex oshimensis Everest PP 20955

(aka: Carex 'Finwhite', 'Carfitol') Carex 'Everest' is a lovely white-edged sport of the popular Japanese Carex oshimensis 'Evergold', discovered in 2006 by Pat Fitzgerald of Ireland's Fitzgerald's Nursery. Carex 'Everest' is another wonderful textural ornamental grass for the deer-resistant woodland garden pallette. The 10" tall x 2' wide graceful evergreen mounds of white ribbons are fabulous, either as specimen plants or used in swirling drifts. Although the EU and US patent offices…

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost.’ Deciduous, but what a show! Silvery foliage and blue “Forget-me-not” flowers in May.

One of my favorite shade garden perennials, Brunnera "Jack Frost" - brightens up shady areas with almost neon bright blue flowers and amazing white foliage.

One of my favorite shade garden perennials, Brunnera

Variegated Winter Daphne (Daphne odora). Larger shrub, heavenly fragrance in late winter. 3-4’ H x 4-5’ W

Daphne odora

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Sedum spathulifolium. Blue-gray sedums may tolerate shade better than others.

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' | gardenersworld.com - gardenersworld.com

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