Asked on May 20, 2013

What to plant in shade and something the deer won't eat

Douglas Hunt


The front of the house is shaded and can't seem to grow anything, also the deer eat everything running out of ideas I need curb appeal
1 answer
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 21, 2013

    In my experience there is only one sure-fire deer-proof shrub for shade, and that is andromeda (Pieris spp.). They bloom in early spring with lovely lily-of-the-valley type flowers. As long as you don't have investigative children around, interplant them with perennials like foxglove and monkshood, which are poisonous to deer (and others that eat them).

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