Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Teucrium hircanicum 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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    Teucrium hircanicum    Iranian germander, Purple Tails, Wood Sage   Z 5-9
    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

  • Thalicrum flavum syn. T. glaucum Yellow meadrowrue Z 5-9

    Fluffy yellow blooms in June atop glaucous foliage

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Thalicrum flavum syn. T. glaucum   Yellow meadrowrue  Z 5-9
    Fluffy yellow blooms in June atop glaucous foliage

    Size: 3’ x 18”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist or moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe to Russia
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Black swallowtail butterfly
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit. Rated as good by the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    Grown by Gerard in the 1590’s.  Roots used to make a yellow dye.
    Thalictrum is from Greek meaning “to flourish” or “look green.”   Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908 for its “foamy-feathery pale yellow.”

  • Thalictrum aquilegifolium Meadowrue, Feathered columbine Z 5-9

    Strikingly delicate lavender plumes

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    Thalictrum aquilegifolium    Meadowrue,  Feathered columbine  Z 5-9
    Strikingly delicate looking lavender plumes on 3′ tall foliage resembling a columbine.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and North Asia
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    In 1629 Parkinson, apothecary to James I and later, botanist to Charles I, called this “Tufted columbine” a descriptive name, the flowers are tufted and the leaves resemble those of a columbine.  Ancient Romans used it to cure ulcers, the plague and “the Faundife.”  Romans stuffed children’s’ pillows with the flowers to bring them wealth.  Liberty Hyde Bailey described Thalictrum aquilegifolium as:  “A good garden plant and frequently planted,”(1913). Cultivated in U.S. since 1700’s.

  • Thalictrum dasycarpum Purple meadowrue Z 4-9

    Panicles of delicate dangling ivory flowers May to July, purple stems

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Thalictrum dasycarpum    Purple meadowrue Z 4-9
    Panicles of delicate dangling ivory flowers May to July, purple stems.

    Size: 4-5’ x 2’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to moist soil
    Native: All North America except Atlantic & Pacific coasts and northern Canada, Wisconsin native

    Collected for gardens by 1842.  Used by Native Americans to enliven horses by giving them seeds or rubbing a poltice on their muzzles. (Pawnee & Lakota)  Meskwaki, Ponca & Potawatomi used as an aphrodisiac.  Potawatomi smoked a mixture of this and tobacco before meeting their woman.  HoChunk used it to perfume smoke. For Potawatomi smoking dried seeds brought luck in hunting.  Ponca boys made flutes from the hollow stems.