Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:50
Check out acteas, brunneras, ESP the cream variegated ones, liriope, hellebores, Heucheras, hostas....they flower too.....and look out for anemone wild swan. Rudbekias will thrive there too. Agree with aconitums but have a look at Stainless Steel.
As a complement to these flowers, I would plant an absolutely wonderful grass called hackonechloa in the foreground. And, talking about class, grow Imperata Red Baron a bright red grass as well. Look them up and say you don't like them Jack.
you will have a riot of colour there I think.