|Hardy, deciduous perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal markings. Lavender or white flowers grow on 2 foot stalks in early summer. Wonderful contrast when planted with small-leaved plants, adding texture to the landscape. This species is stoloniferous, with ovate to lance-shaped, pointed, flat, shiny, mid-green leaves, 5in long. Non-opening, deep lavender buds are borne on erect, 16 inch tall stalks in midsummer. 10 inch tall, 24 inch wide.