Here are some plants that grow well in shade. First up, is a pot with callas and caladium in it. I think caladiums do much better in the Deep South than hostas do because they take the heat better. I love their bright colors. I don't dig mine up and they tend to come back every year for me.
Next up is my first try with New Guinea impatiens. The bright orange colors really captured my wife's interest. I put them in my shade bed in between some Giant Callas. So far they seem to like the moist, shaded area. I've heard they aren't nearly as easy as the regular impatiens.
What shaded area would be complete without the colorful hydrangea? These are the old fashioned favorite to grow in areas that roses won't thrive. They need to have plenty of moisture and some shelter from the afternoon sun. To me, this is the flowering shrub of choice for the shade.