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While it’s sometimes difficult to find a wide variety of shade-loving perennials in trade, once you have you’ll notice that so, so many of them are stunningly beautiful. The flowers usually carry an air of grace and the diversity of the blooms found in the shade is nearly other-worldly – consider the Jack-in-the-Pulpit and the Bleeding Heart. The foliage, too, is often impressive – painted fern, astilbe, and coralbells for example. Though having a regrettable name, the toad lily is another stunner. Blooming late summer and into the fall, the toad lily works well as a backdrop for lower-growing border perennials, as a vivid focal point in a mixed planting, or even in a planted pot on the porch. .