How to choose perennials for dappled shade

Monty Don selects three perennials that will grow in dry, dappled shade, including a hardy geranium and a euphorbia, in this short video clip.

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What can you grow in dry, dappled shade? In this programme clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don selects three robust but attractive perennials that will thrive in dry soil under deciduous trees – wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae), stinking gladdon (Iris foetidissima) and a white-flowered hardy geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’). Watch now to see these choice woodlanders.