Good morning. I am just now getting your email. So sorry! For perennials in the shade, come walk thru the section outback where you will find an incredible selection of beautiful foliage plants to enhance your covered porch. Ferns, coral bells, hostas, ligularias, bleeding hearts,lenten roses, really too many to list. Nothing is wrong with using a moss basket but either bring it in or the measurements so we get it right. I'm glad you enjoy the show.