What will grow near/under a cedar tree?
We have a large cedar tree in the back yard and recently built a raised bed around it. It now looks empty except for the rose bushes about 10 feet from the tree trunk. What will grow well in the shade and also compete with the tree?
One landscaper suggested sarcacoccas, hostas, and perhaps sword ferns. I am also looking for a ground cover next to the house that will tolerate shade, but has moist soil.
I prefer colorful and fragrant plants, but mostly want something that will thrive with low maintenance.
Thanks in advance!