Turtle’s head, a chelone, is a fall bloomer that appreciates part shade and moist roots.
Pacific Northwest Trillium, Trillium ovatum, is a perennial that appears briefly in spring, flowers, then dies back.
Pacific Western Sword Fern, Polystichum munitum, bursts forth with new fronds each spring. This one is nearly 7’x5′ large and flourishes under the part shade of Douglas Firs.
Rabbit ears or Rose campion, in the foreground, will bloom all summer if it receives sufficient moisture, but, handles dry sunny spots well.
A close up of the Red Sorrel Oxalis in bloom. Does best in dappled shade and the leaves will close up if it gets too bright for it. A Pacific Northwest native perennial.
Sword fern at base of cherry tree, fronted by Oxalis and Sweet Woodruff. The dappled shade works for all three plants’ needs.
Monkey flower, Mimulus guttatus, is a western Pacific native in the USA. Appears in the spring and reseeds freely in optimal damp, partly sunny environment.
Miner’s lettuce, Claytonia sibirica, is native on the coast of northern California, north to Alaska and into Siberia. An edible, it reseeds freely and appears briefly in spring.
Lungwort, pulminaria, will bloom throughout the summer in dappled sunlight if its roots are kept moist. Named for its leaves resemblance to the shape of human lungs.
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, has become naturalized throughout most of the Americas. A biennual, it flourishes in sun or dappled shade as long as it gets sufficient moisture. This one grew to over 8′ tall before it stopped producing more blossoms. Popular with bees!
English Daisy, Bellis perennis, naturalizes freely in lawns and appreciates dappled sunlight, reseeding freely.
Yellow rudbeckia and Autumn Joy sedum both bloom in late summer and do well next to each other. They prefer good drainage appreciate water, too.