Answer: Some of the best low maintenance plants are the native plants and here are some suggestions:
Columbine; Blue False Indigo; Blue Flag Iris; Wild Geranium; Virginia Bluebells; Fire Pink; Celandine Poppy; Sweet Joe-Pye-Weed; Cardinal Flower; Great Blue Lobelia; Summer Phlox. Of course, no shady garden would be complete without hostas and ferns of all types. You might even plant astilbes. Hope this short list gives you some good ideas!
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