Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Primula x bulleesiana Candelabra primrose Z 4-7

    Blooms June-July, a rainbow of colors ranging from red, orange, rose, to cream, lavender and purple

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    Blooms June-July, a rainbow of colors ranging from red, orange, rose, to cream, lavender, and purple

    Size: 18-24” x 12-18”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to wet well-drained soil
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993

    Hybrid cross between Primula bulleyana and Primula beesiana (both parents are native to the Himalayas and China).
    Collected in China, introduced to Britain in 1906

  • Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’ Greater lungwort, Bethlehem sage Z 3-8

    In early spring funnel form pink flowers turn to blue above bristly, white mottled green foliage. Leaves attractive through fall

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    In early spring funnel form pink flowers turn to blue above bristly, white mottled green foliage. Leaves attractive through fall

    Size: 8-18” x 18-24”
    Care: full to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: species France & Italy
    Wildlife Value: walnut and deer tolerant

    The species originally described by English botanist and gardener to Queen Mary, Leonard Plukenet (1641-1706) .Described by Philip Miller (1768) as having “spotted leaves as if they were incrusted with sugar.” ‘Mrs. Moon’ cultivar offered for sale in 1938 by Gardenside Nurseries in Shelburne VT.  Name Pulmonaria from Latin pulmo or lung (e.g.today’s pulmonary) because the blotched leaves were considered to resemble lung disease.   Saccharata comes from Latin word for sugar because the white bristly leaves resembled sugar coating.

  • Pulsatilla vulgaris var. ‘Alba’ Z 4-8

    Pure white petals of open bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage and Medusa-like seed heads.

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    Pure white petals of open bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage and Medusa-like seed heads.

    Size: 8-12” x 8-12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant, early pollen source for bees
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    “There is a variety of (Pulsatilla vulgaris) with white flowers…” Gardeners Dictionary, 1768.

  • Pulsatilla vulgaris var. rubra syn. Anemone pulsatilla var. rubra Pasqueflower

    Wine-red petals of bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage

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    Wine-red petals of bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage and Medusa-like seed heads.

    Size: 12-20” x 4-8”
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant

    Called Pasque flower because it blooms at Easter time. William Robinson 1933

  • Salvia argentea Silver sage Z 5-7

    Large rosettes of the woolliest silver leaves

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    Magnificent rosettes of the woolliest silver leaves.

    Size: 2-4’ x 10"
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: Europe & No. Africa around Mediterranean

    Collected before 1750. Liberty Hyde Bailey said its, “white woolly foliage makes it a very decorative plant.”(1935)

  • Salvia azurea, Blue sage Z 5-9

    Extraordinary sky blue blooms from August to October

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    Extraordinary sky blue blooms from August to October on spikes 4-6′ high.

    Size: 4-6' x 24-36"
    Care: Sun, moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Southeastern U.S.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies & hummingbirds

    William Robinson praised the Blue sage as “one of the finest (perennials from North America) in its flowers, borne as dense spikes of a beautiful pale blue during September and October.” American garden cultivation since 1700’s.

  • Salvia nemorosa Meadow sage, Balkan clary Z 5-7

    Purple/lavender spire dense with flowers June to September

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    Purple/lavender spire dense with flowers June to September.

    Size: 36" x 24"
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil - deadhead to promote rebloom. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Europe to Central Asia. Wildlife values: attracts butterflies & hummingbirds

    Salvia is from the Latin word salveo meaning “to heal” referring to the plant’s ancient medicinal uses. Collected before 1762.

  • 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.