|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. VThis species has ovate to heart-shaped, thin, ruffled, deep olive-green leaves, to 5 inches long, with wavy margins, sunken veins and glossy beneath. Purple flowers with darker purple veins open from spherical buds in midsummer on straight, ridged, leafy stalks, 12-16 inches long. Well established plants may flower more than once a year. 7 inches tall, 18 inches wide.