Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Solidago graminifolia Grass-leaved goldenrod Z 3-9

    Golden flat-topped inflorescences August to October, loved by butterflies for its nectar.

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    Golden flat-topped inflorescences August to October, loved by butterflies for its nectar.

    Size: 2-3' x 1-2'
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil, Deer resistant.
    Native: Nova Scotia across Canada, S. to FL., Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Attracts praying mantises and butterflies.

    The name Solidago from solidus and ago meaning to “bring together.” Gramnifolia  means “grass-leaved.”  Since 1750’s.

  • Spiraea alba Meadowsweet, Du Roi Z 3-7

    This short shrub sports white flower spikes 4” long blooming from June to August, deadhead for rebloom.

    $16.95/ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE @ NURSERY

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    This short shrub sports white flower spikes 4” long blooming from June to August, deadhead for rebloom.

    Size: 3-4’ x 3-4’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Northeastern 2/3 of North America, WI native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies & hosts caterpillars of Spring azure butterflies

    1st described in literature in 1772.  Algonquin made a medicinal tea with Meadowsweet’s leaves and stems.  Iroquois administered a decoction of mashed and powdered dry roots to remedy pain in the sides.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Stachys byzantina Lamb’s ears, Woolly betony Z 4-8

    Velvety granite gray leaves, as soft as a lamb's ear

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Velvety granite-gray leaves, as soft as a lamb’s ear, bearing spikes with pale lavender flowers all summer.

    Size: 12-15" x 12-15"
    Care: Full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant & deer resistant.
    Native: Iran

    Stachys is Greek meaning, “spike.” Believed to cure almost everything. Italians urged people to: “sell your coat and buy betony.” Cultivated by George Washington at Mount Vernon.

  • Stachys minima syn. Stachys spathulata Dwarf betony Z 5-9

    Emerging from a rosette of charming crinkly leaves, spikes of pink-purple trumpets bloom generously from June – July.

    $8.75/pot

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    Emerging from a rosette of charming crinkly leaves, spikes of pink-purple trumpets bloom generously from June – July.

    Size: 2-6” x 15-18”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: South Africa
    Wildlife Value: Walnut tolerant, deer resistant, hummingbird plant

    Stachys is an old Greek word meaning “spike.”  This species collected from the wild before 1834.

  • Stachys officinalis syn. Betonica officinalis syn. Stachys betonica Bishop’s wort, Betony Z 4-8

    Showy reddish-purple spikes of two-lipped tubes in May and June

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Showy reddish-purple spikes of two-lipped tubes in May and June

    Size: 18-24” x 12-18” slowly spreading
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and Asia
    Wildlife Value: deer & walnut tolerant, attracts hummingbirds

    Once one of the most honored herbal medicines. Medicines were good if they had “as many virtues as Betony.” John Sauer, Colonial herbalist claimed “there is no illness brought on by cold in which Betony cannot be administered effectively.”

  • Syneilesis aconitifolia  syn. Senecio aconitifolia Shredded umbrella plant; in China, tu er san  Z 4-9

    Grown for its excellent foliage in dry shade.  I guess “Shredded umbrella” best describes this plant with thin, dissected leaves atop a leafless stem. drooping in a rounded shape, like an umbrella, but it wouldn’t shelter from rain. Pale pink to white flowers in early to mid-summer.

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    Grown for its excellent foliage in dry shade.  I guess “Shredded umbrella” best describes this plant with thin, dissected leaves atop a leafless stem. drooping in a rounded shape, like an umbrella, but it wouldn’t shelter from rain. Pale pink to white flowers in early to mid-summer.

    Size: 3’ x 2’
    Care: part shade in moist well-drained to  well-drained soil 
    Native: China, on forest edges on slopes, Korea & Japan
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Drought tolerant once established. Deer and rabbit resistant.

    Described in Flora of China in 1833. Chinese used the whole plant for medicine, to relax and activate the tendons, alleviate pain around the waist and legs, and to treat most any injuries.

  • Tanacetum niveum Silver tansy, Snow tansy Z 5-9

    Profusion of small classic daisies May-July atop fragrant silver foliage

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Profusion of small classic daisies May-July atop fragrant silver foliage

    Size: 2’ x 3’
    Care: sun in moist well drained soil

    Named by Carl Heinrich Schultz (1805-1867)

  • Teucrium hircanicum syn. T hyrcanicum Iranian germander, Purple Tails, Wood Sage Z 5-9

    Flowering in summer with 3-4” tall veronica-like spikes of dark purple

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    Flowering in summer with 3-4” tall veronica-like spikes of dark purple

    Size: 18” x 28”
    Care: sun in well-drained
    Native: Iran, Southern Europe, Middle East
    Wildlife Value: attract butterflies, deer resistant

    Described and named in 1759