Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:15
There are hundreds of wildflowers that grow in shade, but not the type that grow in grass meadows or the bright coloured annual mixes.
Grass generally doesn't do well in full shade though a few species will. Not wild in this country but Millium effusum 'Aureum' will brighten up a dark corner and Anemathele lessoniana does well in shade. Both easy from seed.
Primroses, foxgloves and red campion do well, Greater and Lesser Celandine at different times of year. Nettle leaved Bellflower, later flowering than most shade plants. Snowdrops, they grow wild here, good for very early flowers.