Tricyrtis 'Blue Wonder' (Toad lily) Zones 5 to 8
Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' (Snakeroot-Black or Bugbane) Zones 4 to 8
(follow the above links for more photos on each plant)
~~~A big thanks to Alistair at Aberdeen Gardening for the inspiration to pair these two shade garden beauties. See his original post, Tricyrtis Hirta, where he combines the toad lily with a purple leaved maple (Acer).
And that makes me think that I would also like to say thank you to all of the talented garden blog writers that I have been privileged to read this growing season. I have enjoyed learning from you all about plants, and have loved getting to know your gardens. Thank you for taking the time to sharing your works of beauty with the world!