Hosta is a plant seen in shaded spots that is most familiar with green and white foliage. But, you could make up a whole garden with them. Look up Hosta Varieties and be amazed! Pictured is a Red Hosta growing in dense shade. A brand new hybrid is “First Blush” hosta with green leaves and red fringes.
Coleus is another plant with a huge number of varieties and fanciful hybrids that grow in both shade and sun. They’re at home wherever you need them: on your patio in containers or, as pictured here, free-standing where you want reliable color all season.