Toni Dryman Ryan
Toni Dryman Ryan
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  • Danville, VA
Asked on May 9, 2017

Does anyone know of a blooming plant that is deer resistant?

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7 answers
  • Dee
    on May 9, 2017

    What growing zone are you in? And are you interested in flowering shrubs, annuals or perennials?
    • K Hinson
      on May 9, 2017

      I'm in the lowcountry in SC. I only know of pin cushion plants (that's what we call them) ... deer will not touch them. I'd love something else in addition but even our nurseries won't "guarantee" any plant won't be eaten. Ugh. I know they LOVE sweet potato vine! Mexican Heather, everything in my garden too.

  • Mik14450835
    on May 9, 2017

    Lantana. Full sun
  • Toni Dryman Ryan
    on May 9, 2017

    zone 7...would love anything that blooms and creates color....preferably red but would take any color
  • K Hinson
    on May 9, 2017

    Pin Cushion are great ... deer will not eat them. They come in only 2 colors that I've found. Purple and Red (not vibrant red, but still reddish). Plant them about 8" apart (or you can plant tighter together)... I think they look better spread apart. I live in the lowcountry and they thrive even with the heat and very little water!
  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds
    on May 9, 2017

    crape mytrle, cardinal flower, Dianthus, Dahlia, Red Spiraea, red hot poker, and poppies are a few.
  • Dee
    on May 10, 2017

    I found this website, South Carolina Garden Guru, http://www.scgardenguru.com/deer-resistant-plants.html
    There's a great list of annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs that are deer resistant in your zone. Even here in PA , I've had good luck with most of the flowers listed, and a few of the shrubs. The deer haven't bothered my pieris, or a really pretty shrub called beautyberry. Good luck!
  • Toni Dryman Ryan
    on May 10, 2017

    I will check it out. Thank you.
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