All Things Gardening forum→Any suggestions for shade- and cold-tolerant perennials?

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Alaska (Zone 4b)
rpfromak
May 17, 2020 9:03 PM CST
I'm requesting suggestions for a hardy perennial plant, or plants, that would be nice in a shady part of a tiered garden bed near our front steps. Last year I transplanted some ferns there and they thrived, but they also got a little messy and too tall. It gets cold up here in Anchorage so the plants also have to be cold-tolerant.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 17, 2020 9:14 PM CST
Hostas, Martagon Lily's , Lungwort, astilbe, Japanese Painted Fern, Blood root, Brunneria,
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Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
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pitimpinai
May 18, 2020 5:41 AM CST
I would like to suggest Alaska natives: Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) and wild ginger (Asarum canadense).
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 19, 2020 8:25 PM CST
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