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Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Northeast

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Northeast Virginia Bluebells A native wildflower through eastern North America. In spring clusters of true-blue flowers. By midsummer, it goes dormant (plant w/partner like epimedium or lungwort), but it's worth it for the weeks of bloom and DEER AVOID IT. Plant Name: Mertensia pulmonarioides Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide Zones: 3-7

Red Stonecrop (Sedum Spurium 'Schorbuser Blut') is a very attractive border plant that does not mind the shade and can be used as ground cover under trees and shrubs forming an expansive red carpet. Its star-shaped red flowers stand out from its beautiful dark green, slightly red leaves. Flowers absolutely anywhere. Another advantage of these plants is that they suppress the growth of weeds.

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Flower tower! Aquilegia’s stunning clusters of colour atop elegant 3ft stems will give any border a lift...

Aquilegias

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Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

Russian Sage 'PEEK-A-BLUE': Usually, Perovskia is tall and gangly with a tendency to flop over. Here is a more compact Russian Sage that grows to 28 inches tall and wide. Another deer-proof plant that blooms from midsummer into early fall.

Starry Eyes Forget-Me-Nots (Omphalodes) the plain blue is beautiful. They bloom for ever starting in spring and do well with ferns, I use deer ferns.

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Every year, gardeners fall in love with these Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-shade/?socsrc=bhgpin071814oldfashionedbleedingheart&page=4

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Hostas are among the showiest and easy-to-grow perennials in the shade. They also offer the most variety of any shade plant. Choose from miniatures that stay only a couple of inches wide or giants that sprawl 6 feet across or more. Look for leaves in shades of green, blue, white, chartreuse, and gold, with many cultivars being variegated. Some hosta flowers are very fragrant.

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Astilbe Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. This tough perennial blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white. In addition to the attractive flowers, it has finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed with bronze. Astilbe grows best in Zones 4-8 and can reach up to 4 feet tall, depending on variety.

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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

20 shade loving plants

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Gorgeous Spring-Blooming Woodland Flowers

Fairy Wings. Loves dry shade and forms a lovely dense groundcover.

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New Perennials for 2015

There's a new crop of perennial flowers ready for you to try in your garden. Here's a look at some of our favorite newcomers. Watch for them in garden centers this spring.

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The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Ostrich Fern is a tough perennial that loves moist, shady spots. Try more of our favorite flowers for wet soil: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/flowers-for-wet-soil/?socsrc=bhgpin061614ostrichfern&page=10

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Pretty Lilyturf is an easy-to-grow shade plant. More perennials for shade: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-shade/?socsrc=bhgpin060412#page=1

In the Shade Path Garden stands Iris pallida variegata with its white and green punctuating foliage among the broad leaved Hosta and billowing forget-me-nots...