Deer Resistant Perennials
'Stand By Me Lavender' Bush Clematis boasts beautiful reblooming lavender bell-shaped flowers late spring to mid summer that attract butterflies and bees. This non-vining clematis will die back to the ground at the end of the growing season only to reappear next year. This perennial makes a unique specimen plant and is great for cutting, container gardens or borders. Resists deer AND rabbits.
Deer resistant rosy purple flower wands bloom prolifically above a rounded, low clump of deep green foliage. Magic Show 'Purple Illusion' Veronica will survive in partial shade, it flowers best in sun. This long-blooming perennial is salt tolerant, making it a beautiful and practical choice for border gardens. Its wands also make stunning additions to container gardens and fresh cut bouquets. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Fuchsia flower spikes bloom prolifically on charcoal stems above a canopy of dark green leaves. 'Back to the Fuchsia' perennial Salvia blooms in late spring and early summer, attracting pollinators including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your landscape. Both the flowers and foliage of this perennial are aromatic, which keeps the deer away. This beauty is easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun!
This bright perennial produces magenta red flowers atop a low mound of gray blue foliage in early summer. Heat and drought tolerant, expect 'Paint the Town Red' Dianthus to perform regardless of what summer throws at it. And, as the weather cools, it just keeps blooming - right through fall. It is deer resistant and salt tolerant, too! Use this tough plant to edge a sunny border or path, OR try it in containers! Its mounded habit works beautifully in planters, where it will function as a filler.
This Russian Sage is the perfect solution for problem areas in the garden. Hot and dry? 'Sage Advice' Perovskia can take the heat and drought. High salt content? This salt tolerant plant makes a great border plant for areas with run-off. Got deer? This perennial is deer resistant, too! Lavender purple flowers are held on strong, upright plants and last a long time, attracting hummingbirds. Whether in masses, in borders, in containers or for cutting, take our advice - this plant is a must-have.
Add this beautiful Bergenia to your garden plan for a jumpstart on spring year after year! 'Miss Piggy' Pigsqueak's bright pink blooms appear in early spring. Very cold hardy, this perennial may even bloom as early as late winter, bringing color to the drab landscape and adding winter interest. Once its flowers fade, Miss Piggy's thick, dark green, glossy (and deer resistant!) leaves continue to provide foliage interest. Prefers part shade to shade but will grow in any sun exposure.
'Heaven Scent' Jacob's Ladder (or Polemonium) has green, fern-like leaves with purple highlights that provide foliage interest in the landscape. Its fragrant, deer-resistant blue flowers are produced in loose clusters in spring. This easy-to-grow North American native perennial looks great in the middle to front of the flower border. It easily mixes with most other garden plants but is the perfect companion to Hosta in the lightly shaded garden.
Salmon pink buds open up to rich blue flowers on this unique plant creating an interesting combination of color in spring. However, the true highlight of 'Spot On' Pulmonaria is its green foliage that is dusted with silver speckling. Even after the spring flowers have faded, this attractive foliage can be enjoyed for the remainder of the growing season. This deer resistant perennials adds visual interest to the shade garden.
Decadence Deluxe 'Blue Bubbly' Baptisia's long, 16" lavender blue flower spikes bloom above tall blue-green foliage. Its height makes it a focal point in a sunny garden. Bees and butterflies flock to this pollinator magnet when it blooms from spring into summer. Try cutting its spikes to add colorful texture to your flower arrangements. This long-lived native perennial will beautify your garden and your vase for years to come! Deer resistant. Grows best in average to poor soil. Salt tolerant.
The fuchsia pink blooms with red eyes of 'Paint the Town Fancy' Dianthus demand attention. And rightly so. This fragrant, show stopping perennial is tougher than it looks! Heat and drought tolerant, expect this Dianthus to continue to perform regardless of what summer throws at it. And, as the weather cools, it just keeps blooming - right through fall. It resists deer, but WILL attract pollinators including butterflies and bees! Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways. Salt tolerant.
Don't bury this herb deep in your garden - put it on full display! Fragrant chartreuse yellow leaves are topped with mauve pink flowers in late summer and last into fall. Its leaves are edible, but with a less intense flavor than typical oregano varieties. Deer don't like its fragrance and flavor, but pollinators do! Plant this beauty and expect bees and butterflies to frequent your garden. This heat and drought tolerant plant is beautiful in the landscape and in your cut flower arrangements!
Spiky yellow flowers reaching up to 42" tall will add unique flair to your summer landscape. Pyromania 'Solar Flare' Red Hot Poker is a long blooming, drought tolerant perennial that attracts beneficial pollinators and keep the deer and rabbits at bay. Add this flower to your border or plant as a focal point. You can also cut these flower spikes to enjoy in your summer cut flower arrangements!
The leaves of Dolce Apple Twist coral bells change color with the seasons! Its deer resistant leaves emerge with red veining that lightens with age. Chartreuse leaves with rippled edges mature to apple green later in the season. Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging or in containers.
Here's a beautiful plant with a wonderful scent! Lavender has been a garden treasure for years, and Sweet Romance Lavender will not disappoint. This plant is heat and drought tolerant, and is a very easy way to invite the bees and butterflies in for a visit. And since this plant is scented, it is deer resistant too! Enjoy richly colored, long blooming flowers all season! Sweet Romance is hardy in zones 5-9 and will grow 12-18" in height.
'Cherries Jubilee' Baptisia is an easy to care for, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial that is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials. You will enjoy this unusual flower color as well as the densely branched foliage and remaining seed pods in winter.
Decadence® 'Cherries Jubilee' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid
Summerific® 'Berry Awesome' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Here's how to add deep purple-black contrast to the front of your perennial border. Dolce Brazen Raisen remains dark all season. And in the spring look forward to hot pink buds which open to pale pink and white flowers in midsummer and possibly again in early fall.
Prairie Winds® 'Desert Plains' Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
Color Spires® 'Crystal Blue' Perennial Salvia Salvia nemorosa
Add a burst of sunshine to your perennial garden with Decadence 'Lemon Meringue'. This baptisia is a vigorous native cultivar. Long, charcoal grey stems carry the cool lemon yellow flowers, producing an excellent floral display, reaching a height of 36", hardy to zone 4.