Like this look for one of the border gardens - Golden Japanese Forest grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Perfect dripping over the edge of the rocks along the creek (wet and shady but the sun and a dry spell wont hurt a bit.
Lilyturf (Liriope) is an easy-to-grow favorite shade plant. Resistance to deer and rabbits, lilyturf is practically a plant-it-and-forget garden resident. It grows best in Zones and grows a foot tall. Lilyturf can be a fast, almost aggressive spreader
SHADE Top Picks: 'Aureola' bears bright yellow leaves with dark green edges; 'All Gold' has even brighter golden foliage. Plant it with: Add zing to a shady corner by planting Japanese forestgrass with a bold, golden hosta.
Bishop's Weed, Bishop's Weed Fast spreading bishop's weed will thrive where most other shade plants fail. Because it is so vigorous, it's best suited for shaded slopes or other areas where it has plenty of room to roam. Better Homes and Garden
Best Plants for Landscape Edging Japanese forestgrass. One of the few grasses that thrives in shade, Japanese forest grass forms compact mounds of gracefully arching foliage. It's an amazing accent along the edges of a bed or border.
can be planted anywhere - Liriope muscari variegata - Plants here are happy in practically any light conditions, including dense shade, and will tolerate prolonged dry spells without a whimper. Do NOT plant near grass - invasive.