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2021 Plant Lists

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Butterfly attractors

Annuals & Perennials:
Abutilon (Flowering Maple)
Achillea (Yarrow)Armeria (Thrift)
Asclepias (Milkweed)
Astilbe
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Coreopsis
Cosmos
Delphinium
Dianthus
Echinacea
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
HeliotropeIberis (Candytuft)
Lantana
Lavender
Liatris (Gayfeather)
Marigold
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Oregano
Penstemon
Phlox
Rosemary
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Salvia
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Snapdragon
Sweet Alyssum
Sweet Pea

Shrubs:
Caryopteris (Bluebeard)
Clethra (Summer Sweet)
Potentilla
Rhododendron
Rhus (Sumac)
Sambucus (Elderberry)
Spiraea
Syringa (Lilac)

Hummingbird Attractors

Annuals & Perennials:
Abutilon (Flowering Maple)
Alcea (Hollyhock)
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Begonia Bonfire
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Cleome (Spider Flower)
Delphinium
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Fuchsia
Geranium
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Impatiens
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Lantana
Lavender
Lupinus (Lupine)
Mimulus (Monkey Flower)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Penstemon
Rosemary
Salvia
Veronica
Zinnia

Shrubs:
Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince)
Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon)
Kolkwitzia (Beauty Bush)
Sambucus (Elderberry)
Syringa (Lilac)

Deer may well be your least favorite back yard visitors but you can keep deer from becoming a pest in a variety of ways including fencing, netting, repellants and by choosing deer resistant plants for your landscape. We address this last strategy here. First, the disclaimer: There are no deer proof plants. The deer do not read this list and if they did they may not agree with it. Plant use by deer varies by the number of deer in the area, weather conditions and the availability of preferred food sources. Young plants of a given species may be eaten while mature plants are left alone. All you can do is give some of these plants a try and see what works for you. This list is compiled from information provided by the Cooperative Extension Services of Rutgers University and Washington State University.

Deer Resistant Plants - ANNUALS

Rarely Damaged
Ageratum
Calendula
China Aster
Cleome
Dusty Miller
Euphorbia
Heliotrope
Nicotiana
Poppy
Purple Fountain Grass
Rosemary
Snapdragon
Strawflower
Sweet Alyssum

Seldom Damaged

Basil
Celosia
Lantana
Lobelia
Marigold
Nasturtium
Parsley
Perilla
Salvia
Stocks
Verbena
Zinnia

Occasionally Damaged
Begonia
Coleus
Cosmos
Dahlia
Geranium
Gerbera Daisy
Impatiens
Morning Glory
Pansy
Petunia
Sunflower

Deer Resistant Plants - Perennials and Biennials

Rarely Damaged
Aconitum (Monk’s Hood)
Agastache
Ajuga
Arabis (Rock Cress)
Artemisia
Aubretia (Purple Rock Cress)
Aurinia (Basket of Gold)
Baptista
Brunnera
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Coreopsis (Tick Seed)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Euphorbia
Gallium (Sweet Woodruff)
Iris
Lamium (Deadnettle)
Lavandula (Lavender)
Ligularia
Linaria
Lychnis
Melissa (Lemon Balm)
Mentha (Mint)
Nepeta (Cat Mint)
Origanum (Oregano)
Paenonia (Peony)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Salvia (Sage)
Thymus (Thyme)
Vinca
Yucca

Seldom Damaged
Achillea (Yarrow)
Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)
Anchusa
Aquelegia (Columbine)
Armeria (Sea Thrift)
AstilbeCerastium (Snow In Summer)
Clematis
Crocosmia
Delphinium
Dianthus (Pinks)
Echinacea
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Iberis (Candytuft)
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Liatris (Gayfeather)
Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)
Lupinus (Lupine)
Monarda (Beebalm)
Papaver (Poppy)
Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)
Primula (Primrose)
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Salvia (Meadow Sage)
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
Tiarella (Foam Flower)
Verbascum (Mullien)

Occasionally Damaged
Alcea (Hollyhock)
Bellis (English Daisy)
Campanula (Bellflower)
Centaurea (Mountain Bluett)
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Geranium (Hardy)
Geum
Hemerocallis (Daylily)
Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy)
Penstemon
Phlox
Platycodon (Balloon Flower)
Sedum (Stonecrop)
Sidalcea (Checkermallow)
Trollius (Globeflower)

Drought Tolerant Plants - ANNUALS

Water
Exposure
Remarks
Ageratum (Floss Flower)
moderate
sun, part shade
Easy to grow with puffy blue, white or pink flowers
Baby's Breath
mod. to dry
sun
Tiny, airy white or pink flowers. Deer resistant
Brachyscome
moderate
sun
Lacy foliage with small but profuse daisy like flowers in shades of blue or pink. Great for baskets
Cosmos
dry
sun
Easy to grow. Feathery foliage. Tons of flowers
Dusty Miller
dry
sun, part shade
Silvery foliage used as an accent or foil.
Gazania (Treasure Flower)
dry
sun
Needs very good drainage. Flowers close on cloudy days and at night.
Geranium
moderate
sun, part shade
Who doesn't love 'em? So many colors!
Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth)
dry
sun
Showy flowers. Thrives in adverse conditions.
Vinca (Madagascar Periwinkle)
dry
sun
Thrives in high heat. Flowers profusely with little care.
Lantana
dry
sun
Loves the heat. Water deeply but infrequently.
Marigold
moderate
sun
Cheerful, easy to grow and repels pests.
Nasturtium
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
Great in baskets or used to spill over walls. Best in infertile soil. Edible
Portulaca (Moss Rose, Purslane)
dry
sun
Use in hanging baskets or as groundcover. Well drained soil.
Pansy
moderate
part shade
Loves the heat. Water deeply but infrequently.
Petunia
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
So many colors, so many uses and so easy to grow! Tolerates light frost.
Salvia
moderate
sun
Diverse flower forms and colors, deer resistant, attracts humming birds and butterflies
Sanvitalia (Creeping Zinnia)
dry
sun
Very free flowering. Great in the ground or in containers.
Strawflower
dry
sun
Fantastic cut or dried
Sunflower
dry
sun
A summer favorite. Loves the heat.
Cleome (Spider Flower)
dry
sun
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Sweet Alyssum
moderate
sun
Low growing and sweetly fragrant.
Verbena
mod. to dry
sun
Takes the heat and survives light frost. A summer star!

Drought Tolerant Plants - PERENNIALS

Water
Exposure
Remarks
Achillea (Yarrow)
dry
sun
easy to grow, deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Agastache
mod to dry
sun
deer resistant, hardy to zone 6
Alcea (Hollyhock)
moderate
sun
attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle)
moderate
sun, part shace
deer resistant, spreads freely
Arabis (Rock Cress)
dry
sun
good for rock gardens, attracts butterflies
Armeria (Sea Thrift)
mod. to dry
sun
good for rock gardens
Artemisia (Wormwood)
dry
sun
deer resistant, thrives in poor soil
Centaurea (Mountain Bluett)
dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies and humming birds
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies and humming birds
Centaurea (Mountain Bluett)
dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies, spreads freely
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
mod. to dry
sun
eer resistant, blooms all summer
Dianthus (Pinks)
mod. to dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Digitalis (Foxglove)
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
mod. to dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Geranium
moderate
sun, part shade
deer resistant, very adaptable
Hemerocallis (Daylilly)
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
moderate
sun to shade
deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Iris
mod. to dry
sun
deer resistant, needs good drainage
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
dry
sun
deer resistant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Lamium
mod. to dry
shade, part shade
deer resistant, good ground cover in dry shade
Lavendula (Lavender)
dry
sun
Thrives in poor soil, deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Paeonia (Peony)
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
Many are fragrant, deer resistant
Penstemon
mod. to dry
sun
Attracts hummingbirds
Phlox subulata
mod. to dry
sun
Attracts butterflies, rock garden favorite
Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan
mod. to dry
sun, part shade
Long blooming, attracts butterflies
Salvia (Sage)
moderate
sun
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, deer resistant
Thymus (Thyme)
mod. to dry
sun
Deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Verbascum
mod. to dry
sun
Deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds
Moderate water needs indicate plants that tolerate drought but perform best with adequate water.
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