Hosta! What a joy in the northern garden because they give a boost of texture and light and color (as long as you want green) in the shaded part of the garden. Here are some of my hosta that I took late summer. This was a good year because the dryness meant I didn’t have much slug damage and for whatever reason the deer left them alone.
The foliage of hosta plants overshadow the flowers that stand on tall stems. When isolated, however, they are very elegant.