Answer: Not many turfgrasses grow well in shade so I'd suggest using groundcovers such as Pachysandra instead of grass.
Some shade-loving perennials include Astilbe, Bergenia, Dicentra (bleeding heart), Brunnera, Catmint, Coral Bells, Carex 'Ice Dance' (an ornamental grass), Hostas of all size and color combinations, Helleborus, Japanese Painted Fern, Blue Alpine columbine, Sweet Woodruff, and Primrose.
Your local garden center will have even more shade-loving plant choices.
Best wishes with your landscape!
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