lungwort (Pulmonaria) variegated foliage looks great all season long, but is an especially nice accent to the clusters of pink, white, or blue flowers in spring. Lungwort grows best in Zones and reaches 1 foot tall.
Hosta-Easiest way to make an impressive shade garden. Go pick different varieties of hosta from your local garden center. If they don't have you are at the wrong place. Arrange in the shade with tall in the back & correct spacing. Watch them grow.