Hellebores are one of those rare flowers that love the shade. These beauties bloom in late winter or early spring, and provide a pop of color to an otherwise monotone green shade garden. - The Handyman's Daughter
Caladium 'Thai Beauty': This caladium thrives in partial shade, tolerating up to half a day of sunlight (which actually improves its color). The leaves emerge green in spring, but quickly begin assuming their bright, eye-catching hues that holds up nicely no matter how hot and humid your summer gets. Grows up to 20" tall. Perennial in zones 9-10.