Deer Resistant Perennials

Deer Resistant Perennials

Keep the deer away with fragrant perennials

Most deer-resistant plants are very fragrant, an attribute that is highly appealing to gardeners, but a huge turn-off to deer (rabbits, woodchucks, and other critters often feel the same). If you have high "deer pressure" in your neighborhood, the flowers listed here are a great place to start when designing a garden that will succeed without being munched on.

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  1. Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus, Saccharum ravennae Erianthus

    Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, ...

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    Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus Hardy Pampas Grass Saccharum ravennae Erianthus
    As low as $12.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, adding a layer of color and visual interest. Plant can reach up to 12 feet tall, perfect for creating living fences or adding privacy to the landscape. This cold-hardy, quick-growing grass can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. (Saccharum ravennae)
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  2. Amethyst Falls® American Wisteria, Wisteria frutescens Amethyst Falls®, close up of lavender blossoms

    For the signature draping blooms in a manageable growth habit, 'Amethyst Falls®' American Wisteria is the native cultivar you’ve been looking for! 'Amethyst Falls®' bl...

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    Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine Amethyst Falls American Wisteria Wisteria frutescens Amethyst Falls
    $27.98 Sale $13.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    For the signature draping blooms in a manageable growth habit, 'Amethyst Falls®' American Wisteria is the native cultivar you’ve been looking for! 'Amethyst Falls®' blooms at a young age, and gives two displays of fragrant lavender blossoms, with heavy flowering in spring and a lighter bloom in late summer. A hummingbird and butterfly favorite. Grow along a porch, arbor, or trellis for a graceful, romantic display.
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  3. Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens

    Fast growing 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle's blooms are true red and plentiful, appearing with enthusiasm throughout the summer season. This variety is resistant to powdery mildew and ...

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    Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Fast growing 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle's blooms are true red and plentiful, appearing with enthusiasm throughout the summer season. This variety is resistant to powdery mildew and can even hold its own in humid environments, where it still presents fresh-looking foliage to accompany its clusters of tubular flowers. Vining and growing to 8-10' tall, 'Major Wheeler' is a non-aggressive, non-invasive honeysuckle that needs the support of a trellis, cage or fence to wind and wrap itself around. Right at home in containers and tolerant of partial shade, plant this one to attract hummingbirds. (Lonicera sempervirens)
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  4. Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood, Cornus stolonifera Baileyi, close up of white flowers

    One of the best native shrubs for four-season visual interest, Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood is impressive and hardy, tolerating unpredictable spring weather and wet soil. Deep green lea...

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    Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood Cornus stolonifera Baileyi
    As low as $27.98 Sale $13.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    One of the best native shrubs for four-season visual interest, Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood is impressive and hardy, tolerating unpredictable spring weather and wet soil. Deep green leaves with red stems add attractive contrast to the spring and summer garden, with white flower clusters and pale-blue-green-to-white berries. Autumn brings golden foliage, which falls to reveal bold red stems for its signature winter color.(Cornus)
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  5. Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima, close up of white flowers

    'Brilliantissima' Red Chokeberry is a tough native shrub with three seasons of colorful interest. Deep green foliage and white flowers give way to vivid red foliage and large berries...

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    Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry Brilliantissima Red Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia Brilliantissima
    As low as $25.98 Sale $12.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    'Brilliantissima' Red Chokeberry is a tough native shrub with three seasons of colorful interest. Deep green foliage and white flowers give way to vivid red foliage and large berries in autumn. A versatile shrub for rain gardens, erosion control, and wildlife habitat, this compact cultivar earned a Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. (Aronia)
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  6. Rain Resilience Pre-Planned Garden

    Plant the colorful Rain Resilience Pre-Planned Garden to slow the flow of rain and runoff on your property! By harnessing rainwater with resilient native plants and grasses, you...

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    Rain Resilience Pre-Planned Garden Rain Resilience Pre-Planned Garden
    $177.98 Sale $88.99
    Per Garden of 13 Plants
    Plant the colorful Rain Resilience Pre-Planned Garden to slow the flow of rain and runoff on your property! By harnessing rainwater with resilient native plants and grasses, you can protect clean water while growing a beautiful garden that supports birds and pollinators, too. Rain or shine, this easy-to-grow garden offers a showy mix of flower forms, fragrance, and foliage for years of lasting beauty.
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  7. White Feather Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana

    'White Feather' Pampas Grass is monumental. With striking architecture and dizzying heights, this perennial grass makes a stunning specimen in any landscape. Enormous feathery plumes...

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    White Feather Pampas Grass White Feather Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana White Feather
    As low as $15.98 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'White Feather' Pampas Grass is monumental. With striking architecture and dizzying heights, this perennial grass makes a stunning specimen in any landscape. Enormous feathery plumes stand up to eight feet tall, swaying atop gracefully arching foliage. The huge plumes are spectacular when reflecting the setting sun in golden hues or dancing on the wind. Deceptively easy to grow and endlessly dramatic, 'White Feather' adds texture and color for a beautiful display throughout the year. (Cortaderia selloana)
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  8. White Silver Lace Vine, Polygonum aubertii, Silver Lace Vine

    Easy-to-grow Silver Lace vine is vigorous, fast-growing, twining and has lots of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. An elegant, big statement in the summer garden. (Polygonum aubertii)...

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    Silver Lace Vine Silver Lace Vine, Silvervine Fleeceflower Polygonum aubertii
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Easy-to-grow Silver Lace vine is vigorous, fast-growing, twining and has lots of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. An elegant, big statement in the summer garden. (Polygonum aubertii)
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  9. Purple Butterfly Bush Black Knight, Buddleia

    'Black Knight' Butterfly Bush’s deep purple blooms create a stunning contrast to its dark green foliage. Intensely fragrant and attractive to pollinators, 'Black Knight' is perfect...

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    Black Knight Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bush Black Knight Buddleia davidii Black Knight
    $14.98 Sale $7.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Black Knight' Butterfly Bush’s deep purple blooms create a stunning contrast to its dark green foliage. Intensely fragrant and attractive to pollinators, 'Black Knight' is perfect for planting outside a window for a delightful show of butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to grow, deer-resistant, and useful when planted as a hedge or privacy screen. (Buddleia davidii)
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  10. Red Clematis Niobe, Clematis Vine

    With deep red blooms and golden centers, this showy Clematis will make a stunning statement in any area of the garden. (Clematis)...

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    Niobe Clematis Vine Niobe Clematis Vine Clematis Niobe
    $29.98 Sale $14.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    With deep red blooms and golden centers, this showy Clematis will make a stunning statement in any area of the garden. (Clematis)
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  11. Purple Clematis Jackmanii, Clematis Vine Clematis

    Full sun loving Jackmanii is the all-time favorite climbing flowering vine: The famous deep purple Jackmanii Clematis blooms all summer. (Clematis)...

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    Jackmanii Clematis Vine Jackmanii Clematis Vine Clematis Jackmanii
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Full sun loving Jackmanii is the all-time favorite climbing flowering vine: The famous deep purple Jackmanii Clematis blooms all summer. (Clematis)
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  12. Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass, Maiden Grass

    Elegant 'Gracillimus' Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, is a classic ornamental grass. It forms a tall, rounded mound of thin, variegated foliage, topped by feathery copper blooms i...

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    Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass Gracillimus Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
    As low as $21.98 Sale $10.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Elegant 'Gracillimus' Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, is a classic ornamental grass. It forms a tall, rounded mound of thin, variegated foliage, topped by feathery copper blooms in late summer to mid-autumn. Excellent as a privacy screen or architectural landscape element, 'Gracillimus' can grow to be 8 tall and 5 wide. While it prefers full sun and moist soil, this Maiden Grass tolerates a variety of conditions, including humidity. Foliage turns from silver-green to bronze as winter approaches. (Miscanthus sinensis)
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  13. Pink Feather Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana

    'Pink Feather' Pampas Grass will create a spectacular, dramatic statement wherever you plant it. The feathery plumes form in mid-summer, and are a growing trend for fantastic cut flo...

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    Pink Feather Pampas Grass Pink Feather Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana Pink Feather
    As low as $15.98 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Pink Feather' Pampas Grass will create a spectacular, dramatic statement wherever you plant it. The feathery plumes form in mid-summer, and are a growing trend for fantastic cut flower arrangements and centerpieces. It is deer resistant, and will provide habitat to attract birds to the garden. An excellent plant to create a large impact in your landscape with year-round visual interest. 'Pink Feather' Pampas Grass is extremely easy to grow and can reach heights of eight feet or taller, making it a great option for a living fence or privacy wall. (Cortaderia selloana)
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  14. Spotted Joe Pye Weed with pink flowers and visiting pollinator, Eupatorium maculatum

    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low...

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    Joe Pye Weed Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
    As low as $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low-maintenance native plant is rabbit- and deer-resistant and thrives in moist soil. Give this tall, majestic perennial plenty of room and it will spread to form impressive stands. (Eupatorium maculatum)
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  15. Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection

    Put out the welcome mat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with our Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection. Start a new pollinator garden or create a dreamy meadow style plan...

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    Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection
    $79.98 Sale $39.99
    Per Collection of 5
    Put out the welcome mat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with our Pollinator Meadow Native Plant Collection. Start a new pollinator garden or create a dreamy meadow style planting with this collection of easy-care perennials with nectar-rich blooms in soft, contemporary colors and airy textures. These native, deer-resistant perennials are easy to grow, and they readily naturalize and spread.
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  16. Honeysuckle Vine Scentsation, Lonicera periclymenum

    Add incredible fragrance and beauty to your trellises, arbors and buildings with European honeysuckle cultivar ‘Scentsation.’ Lemony-cream flower clusters appear on this deciduou...

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    Scentsation Honeysuckle Vine Honeysuckle Vine Scentsation P#16240 Lonicera periclymenum Scentsation PP#16240
    $39.98 Sale $19.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Add incredible fragrance and beauty to your trellises, arbors and buildings with European honeysuckle cultivar ‘Scentsation.’ Lemony-cream flower clusters appear on this deciduous deep-green vine throughout summer which then become scarlet fall berries. Not invasive. Pollinator and hummingbird magnet. Average sunny soils with good moisture retention are the right match for this award-winning climbing plant. (Lonicera periclymenum)
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  17. White Clematis Sweet Autumn, Clematis terniflora,

    Sweet Autumn Clematis is the famous vine for a great arbor-covering cloud of small white flowers in summer and fall. (Clematis)...

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    Sweet Autumn Clematis Vine Sweet Autumn Clematis Vine Clematis paniculata Sweet Autumn
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Sweet Autumn Clematis is the famous vine for a great arbor-covering cloud of small white flowers in summer and fall. (Clematis)
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  18. Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix, Alcea rosea, Hollyhock

    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden's back row to add another level of color, Hollyhocks are also...

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    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix Alcea rosea Chater's Double Mix
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
    Per Bag of 8
    Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden's back row to add another level of color, Hollyhocks are also good for screening unsightly areas and planting along a fenceline to add an extra layer of privacy. Blooms appear in mid summer and last through fall. Prefers full sun. (Alcea rosea)
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  19. Pink Clematis Nelly Moser, Clematis Vine

    Nelly Moser is the most popular bi-color Clematis with supersize flowers in classic mauve and pink. Huge favorite. (Clematis)...

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    Nelly Moser Clematis Vine Nelly Moser Clematis Vine Clematis Nelly Moser
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Nelly Moser is the most popular bi-color Clematis with supersize flowers in classic mauve and pink. Huge favorite. (Clematis)
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  20. Purple Miss Kim Korean Lilac, Syringa pubescens subsp. patula Miss Kim

    Extend your Lilac season with this easy-to-grow variety. Miss Kim blooms later than other Lilacs and ignites the senses with an abundance of highly-fragrant, lavender blooms. (Syring...

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    Miss Kim Korean Lilac Miss Kim Korean Lilac Syringa pubescens subsp. patula Miss Kim
    As low as $29.98 Sale $14.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Extend your Lilac season with this easy-to-grow variety. Miss Kim blooms later than other Lilacs and ignites the senses with an abundance of highly-fragrant, lavender blooms. (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula)
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  21. White Clematis Snow Queen, Clematis Vine

    Snow Queen Clematis produces dramatic large, 6-8” diameter white star - like flowers with red anthers. It blooms early to mid summer. This clematis is an excellent vine for long la...

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    Snow Queen Clematis Vine Snow Queen Clematis Vine Clematis Snow Queen
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Snow Queen Clematis produces dramatic large, 6-8” diameter white star - like flowers with red anthers. It blooms early to mid summer. This clematis is an excellent vine for long lasting and spectacular blooms. Snow Queen Clematis is deer resistant, fragrant, and attracts pollinators. Plant Snow Queen and train it to grow on trellises, arbors and lampposts for showy results. (Clematis)
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  22. Blue Clematis Multi Blue, Clematis Vine

    'Multi Blue' Clematis produces 4-6" long-lasting blue flowers with spiky thistle-like centers and delicate, pointed petals. It blooms in early summer and then again in late summer or...

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    Multi Blue Clematis Vine Multi Blue Clematis Vine Clematis Multi Blue
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    'Multi Blue' Clematis produces 4-6" long-lasting blue flowers with spiky thistle-like centers and delicate, pointed petals. It blooms in early summer and then again in late summer or early fall. Plant 'Multi Blue' Clematis against an arbor, trellis or fence for it to climb upon, or allow it to ramble up a shrub or down a bank. Deer resistant. (Clematis)
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  23. Red Clematis Ernest Markham

    'Ernest Markham' Clematis produces vibrant magenta-red flowers with a frilly center of golden anthers on fast-growing vines. A vigorous grower once it takes off, be sure to give this...

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    Ernest Markham Clematis Vine Ernest Markham Clematis Vine Clematis Ernest Markham
    $33.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    'Ernest Markham' Clematis produces vibrant magenta-red flowers with a frilly center of golden anthers on fast-growing vines. A vigorous grower once it takes off, be sure to give this clematis an arbor, fence or trellis to climb on and twist around. Blooms appear in early to mid summer and then come in strong again in late summer. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Clematis)
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