22 Perennials for Shade (Plants and Flowers) Possibly good for front pots?
[Lamium--this and Lily of the Valley are my favorite ground covers for shade.] Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.
Varjopuutarha kukat varjoon Best Flowering Shade Plants, a wide varitie of gorgeous flowers that bring color to the shady part of your garden. Some are dual purpose and can grow in sun as well.
Great article on overcoming difficult gardening locations. Description: Shade-Loving Plants - Working With Challenging Garden Styles
A wonderful shade perennial, Tiarella has unique foliage and looks stunning whilst in bloom.
Primula Belarina Amethyst Ice shade perennial - yes please