Answer: You can generally find 3X5 cards with design ideas lined up along the perennial flower benches. If you can't find any in your local Home Depot, ask a sales associate. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions for a shady flower bed: Aconitum napellus (Monkshood) Blue-Violet flowers from June-Sept. Grows 1.5-3' tall and wide with lacy foliage; helmet-shaped flowers;
Anemone x hybrida (Japanese anemone) Pink or White flowers from Aug.-Oct. Grows 2-3' Prince Heinrich has Whirlwind Mounding foliage; flowers produced on tall stems.
Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss) Blue flowers from May-June, 1-1.5' tall and wide, Blooms like forget-me-nots; heart-shaped leaves form rounded mound.
Dicentra eximia (Fringed bleeding heart) Pink or White flowers in April-May, 1-1.5' tall and wide.
Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart) Red or White flowers April-June, 2-3' tall and wide, Fern-like leaves; heart-shaped blooms.
Ligularia dentata (Ragwort) Dark Orange flowers July-Sept., 3-4' tall and wide, Mounded habit; daisy-like blooms.
Ligularia stenocephala (Ragwort) Yellow flowers June-Aug., 3-5' The Rocket-like blooms reach 4-6'; foliage forms large clump below blooms.
Best wishes with your new garden bed!
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