Some of the best colorful shade plants for the woodland garden are the Hostas. These great plants come in a library’s worth of shapes, sizes, and patterns, with colorful names to match, like ‘Church mouse’, ‘Dragon tails’, ‘Rainbows end’ and ‘Unsung Hero’. Not only do hosta leaves add great accent to the woodland garden, but these colorful shade plants produce lovely and often overlooked flowers for shade, typically lavender or white.
Another magical group of colorful shade plants for the garden are the Fairy wings, or Epimediums. With wing shaped leaves and dainty brightly colored flowers these aptly named flowers for shade seem to come straight out of a fairytale. With a wide range of color and varieties to choose from your woodland garden will look like a fairy gathering in on time. Even if your shade is dry and desolate you can still brighten it with colorful fairy wings, since they like dry shade.
Bleeding hearts and the other members of dicentra make lovely flowers for shade. Enchanting heart shaped flowers, in shades from white to red and even yellow, can add a fairytale feel to any garden. Make your own garden story and turn your shade garden into a woodland fairy land by choosing from the colorful selection of shade perennials at Plant Delights Nursery.