Deer Resistant Plants

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  • Sedum album White stonecrop Z 4-8

    Rounded leaflets green turning red in fall and winter; dainty white flowers

    $4.25/pot

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    Sedum album  White stonecrop   Z 4-8
    Rounded leaflets green turning red in fall and winter; dainty white flowers in mid-summer.  Perfect for rock gardens, front of border, fairy gardens, roof gardens, troughs and groundcover or any place with drought.

    Size: 4” x 12” spreading
    Care: sun in well-drained soil - thrives on neglect. Deer resistant & drought tolerant.
    Native: Europe, west & north Asia

    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.  This species collected before 1671. It “grows naturally upon old walls in many parts of England.” Gardeners Dictionary, 1768.  In 1867 described as “growing, ever so luxuriantly upon roofs and walls (as well as) the rocks at Great Malvern…” Botany of Worcestershire. Landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing recommended this for edging, 1868.

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

    Foliage of emerald green dome of lacy, fern-like foliage.   In mid-summer, 8” wide lace-cap umbels bloom atop red stems.

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    $11.25/bareroot

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    Foliage of emerald green dome of lacy, fern-like foliage.   In mid-summer, 8” wide lace-cap umbels bloom atop red stems.

    Size: 3’ x 3’
    Care: full or part sun in moist, well-drained soil
    Native: Himalayas
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and other pollinators, swallowtails lay their eggs on it. Deer resistant
    Awards: recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

    E A Bowles called it “. . . the queen of all umbellifers, with its almost transparent tender green-ness and the marvellously lacy pattern of its large leaves . . . the most beautiful of all fern-leaved plants”.
    Described by de Candolle in 1830

  • 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.

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

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

    $9.25/bareroot

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    Stachys byzantina syn. Stachys lantana     Lamb’s ears, Woolly betony, Woolly woundwort  Z 4-8
    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.