Hostas are great for shade, every spring they come out and take their place with colour and style in every leaf. Minuteman crushes it when it comes to colour contrast which is one of the keys for plants being attractive. Dark green leaves with wide white margins, a medium size, lavender flowers in spring. Use it in the front of the planting area and in groups to catch everyone's eye.
Cold Hardiness - Accepting temperatures down to -34C. Sizing - 16" tall and 24" wide. Location - Half sun to Full shade, protected areas are better, soils can range, a bit of summer moisture help will keep it maintained nicely.