Two years ago I had more or less decided I would get rid of all my Lady's Mantle because of its tendency to self seed everywhere. I'm glad I didn't because it finally occurred to me that if I cut the flowers off BEFORE they could go to seed I could appreciate the soft, fuzzy leaves ( and their loveliness when they hold drops of water after it rains). If one or two volunteers do pop up somewhere I can always use them to fill some empty spot. Or pot.
Those are California Poppies to the right of the picture... another self-seeder.
Here is the bouquet I brought in after I cut the " frothy sprays of dainty yellow flowers".
Like Lady's Mantle Coleus also like being in a shady spot. In the past I have not had very good luck growing Coleus but so far these are doing fine.
And another shade lover is the Astilbe. For some reason the ones in my front yard are doing great and the ones in the back are a third as big and so far, no blooms.
This Coreopsis is a volunteer, growing in gravel, and looking very sturdy and full of blooms. Definitely NOT a shade lover though.
Have a great weekend !