Perennial plants can also provide us with more subtle planting. Brunnera is a great plant for moist, shady situations. Its large heart-shape leaves make a good ground cover, and though it has delicate sprays of flowers similar to forget-me-nots, the foliage is the real winner.
This variety is Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Wings', whose variegated leaves seem to have an almost silver overlay. Here they contrast against spiky grasses for a tropical effect