Plant some of these beauties for great garden color, even in shade
Puffs of small lavender-blue flowers and lacy green leaves that resemble those of columbine make this perennial superb as an airy counterpoint among bolder plants; we love it beside ‘Star Gazer’ hydrangea. And its delicate tracery of leaves and flowers is especially effective against a backdrop of dark green foliage.
Meadow rue thrives in the dappled shade of woodland gardens, and blooms in early summer.
Zones 2–10, 14– 17.