With many landscapes having a shady area where getting plants to thrive is a problem, a great solution is the Hosta. Blue Angel with its blue-green 16" leaves will fill in a large area with a great color contrast. You can also try Stained Glass with its golden leaves with green margins will add a bright spot to a shady area. Paradigm also have a bright golden-yellow leaf with a bluish green margin. Hosta plants also make great container plantings on patios.