shade tolerant deer resistant plants - Knowledgebase Question

Question by karen_peddic
September 3, 2008
can you recommend shade tolerant deer resistant perennial plants for me?

Answer from NGA
September 3, 2008


There are lists of deer resistant plants, but hungry deer will eat almost anything so there are no guarantees. Here's a partial list of shade loving plants deer generally ignore: Flowers - Columbine Astilbe spp.; Astilbe; Dicentra spp. Bleeding Heart; Digitalis spp. Foxglove; Epimedium spp. Epimedium; Cranesbill Geranium; Helleborus spp. Hellebore; Iris spp. Iris; Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion; Narcissus spp. Daffodil; Pulmonaria spp. Lungwort. Vines: Clematis spp. Clematis; Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy. Shrubs: Amorpha canescens Lead Plant; Caragana arborescens 'Sutherland' Sutherland Caragana; Caragana arborescens 'Lorbergi' Fernleaf Caragana; Caragana aurantiaca Pygmy Caragana; Caragana frutex Russian Caragana; Caragana frutex; Ceanothus velutinus Snowbush Ceanothus; Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood; Cornus stolonifera Osier Dogwood; Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush; Philadelphus spp. Mockorange; Viburnum opulus Highbush Cranberry Hope this information is helpful!

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