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We moved into our new home early last summer. There was absolutely no landscaping and no plantings around the house. Last summer I added a couple of containers with annuals around the outside of the house. This year I'm looking to do something a little more permanent, preferably something that will add long seasonal color as well as something that grows fast. The problem I'm having is that there are quite a few deer, so it would have to be deer resistant. Please help me with a few ideas.
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If it's a hard winter or a dry spring, deer will eat anything. But here is a list of somewhat deer-resistant plants for your area that will give you coverage and color. In addition, check with your local county extension service - they might have more to add.

American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)


Barberry (Berberis spp.)

Barrenwort (Epimedium spp.)

Boxwood (Buxus spp.)

Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Catawba rhododendron

Delphinium spp.

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)


Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Gingko biloba

Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica)


Lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria cvs.)

Lupine (Lupinus hybrids)

Daffodils (Narcissus spp.)

regon grape holly (Mahonia aquifolium)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)


Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Russina sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)

Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)


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