A sweeping display of Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian bugloss) with blue sprays of flowers held above large, heart-shaped silver leaves edged and veined with green. This herbaceous perennial grows best in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained, with a cool site in full or partial shade.
On the woodland garden floor of Doddington Place, Kent, U.K., Convallaria majalis var. rosea (lily of the valley) was creeping through the front of a shady border. Here the pink version of the classic white lily of the valley carries little, pale pink, bell-shaped flowers on the top of straight stems through a spreading carpet of leaves.