Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Salvia nutans Nodding sage Z 5-8

    Nodding clumps of blue flowers over basal leaves, June-September

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    Nodding clumps of blue flowers over basal leaves, June-September

    Size: 3-4’ x 18”
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil.
    Native: Balkans
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & butterflies. Deer resistant.

    Collected before 1753. Introduced in 1780 by Chevalier Pallas. First grown in nursery of Joseph Knight, King’s Road, London. Pictured in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine Vol. 50, 1822.

  • Salvia sclarea Clary sage Reseeding Biennial Z 5-9

    Breathtaking pastel panicles of cream, blue or pink, bi-toned bracts

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Breathtaking pastel panicles of cream, blue or pink, bi-toned bracts whorl around the stem, spring – summer on this deer resistant plant.

    Can not ship to: Washington

    Size: 3’ x 12”
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Europe to Central Asia
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

    Salvia is from the Latin salveo meaning “to heal” referring to the plant’s ancient medicinal uses.  Romans made an eye wash from this plant to clear vision; the name “clary” is derived from this.  Germans added this, plus elder flowers, to wine and occasionally used Clary instead of hops to make beer.  In 1100’s an aphrodisiac.  This species introduced to gardens from the south of Europe in 1562.

  • Salvia verticillata Lilac sage, whorley clary, Salbey Z 5-8

    Muted lilac blue spikes June to October

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    Muted lilac blue spikes June to October.  It took 2 years to establish this plant to maturity during which time it was unimpressive but in year 3, it’s fabulous.  You get the benefit of mature plants.

    Size: 24” x 18-24”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Dead head to prolong bloom
    Native: Spain to Ukraine, Caucasus to Iran
    Wildlife Value: Butterfly magnet.

    Collected before 1753.

  • Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot, Indian paint, Red Puccoon Z 3-9

    White anemone-like blooms in spring from the center of glaucus, rolled leaves Ephemeral, dies back in summer.

    $8.75/pot

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    White anemone-like blooms in spring from the center of glaucus, rolled leaves Ephemeral, dies back in summer.

    Size: 6” x 12”
    Care: part shade to shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Nova Scotia to Manitoba, south to Florida and Arkansas

    Sanguinaria is Latin meaning “blood,” so named for the red color of the sap. Red sap used to make dye for skin, clothing, weapons and baskets. Used to induce abortions, as well as an aphrodesiac and to cure sexually transmitted disease. The root rubbed on the palm of the hand was a love charm for Ponca men.   Iroquois prescribed it for diarrhea and constipation, to draw out slivers, hiccups, and generally as a panacea. It was administered to those who saw a corpse. Ojibwa made dried roots into a necklace to prevent bleeding. 1st collected by Rev. John Banister in colonial Virginia c. 1678. A gunman mistakenly shot and killed him while he collected plants.   According to John Bartram this was “…(C)alled by the Country People, Red Root, or Tumerick The Root dried and powdered is commenced by Dr. Colden, as a Cure for the jaundice, the Powder has been given to the Weight of a Drachm in Small Beer; and by others, for the Bit of a Rattle Snake.”    Grown at Shadwell, Jefferson’s birthplace and home until it burned in 1770. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Scutellaria incana syn. Scutellaria canescens, Scutellaria villosa Downy skullcap Z 5-8

    Showy, open spikes of two-lipped Blue-violet florets from June-Sept  

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    Showy, open spikes of two-lipped Blue-violet florets from June-Sept

    Size: 2-3’ x 2’
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained acidic soil
    Native: Eastern US, west to WI, south to TX
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies, deer resistant

    Described in Plantarum Novarum ex Herbario Sprengelii Centuriam 25. 1807 Johann Friedrich Theodor

  • Scutellaria resinosa syn. Scutellaria wrightii Prairie skullcap Z 4-9

    Two-lipped, deep violet-blue tubes bloom from spring to fall

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    Two-lipped, deep violet-blue tubes bloom from spring to fall

    Size: 10” x 10”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Colorado, NM, KS, Oklahoma, TX
    Wildlife Value: deer resistant

    Described by botanist John Torrey in Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of NY 2: 232 (1828)

  • Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ syn ‘Herbstfreude’ syn Hylotelephium ‘Autumn Joy’ Z 4-9

    Classic, large flat flower heads turn from green to rose

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    Classic, large flat flower heads turn from green to rose blooming in September and October.  A staple for autumn in the garden.

    Size: 30” x 12”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Sedum means “plant that sits.”  “Live forever” is an ancient Greek name for sedums. The Roman Pliny claimed that sedum’s juice treated wounds.  In the 1500’s English herbalist Gerard called sedums “very full of life,” referring to succulent’s quality of being very easy to grow.  Autumn Joy introduced to gardens before 1920 by the George Arends Nursery in Ronsdorf, Germany.

  • Selinum wallichianum syn. S. tenuifolium Milk parsley Z 6-10

    All summer filigree of lacy, fern-like foliage then in late summer -fall white domes, 8” across, each dome made of multiple balls atop purple-red stems.

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    “Queen of umbellifers,” EA Bowles. All summer filigree of lacy, fern-like foliage then in late summer -fall white domes, 8” across, each dome made of multiple balls atop purple-red stems.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Himalayas
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies
    Awards: recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Originally named Cortia lindeyi in 1830 Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 4: 186. Named for Dutch physician and botanist Nathanial Wallich (1786-1854).