Deer Resistant Sun Perennials for MD, DC & VA

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Plants that normally are left alone by the average deer ...... however, no plant is ever truly safe !

Barbara Katz
(Achillea Moonshine Yarrow) Moonshine' yarrow is an outstanding selection with silver-gray foliage and flat topped flowers of lemon-yellow flowers that cover the plant all summer. A sterile, non-reseeding variety.

Moonshine Yarrow

We recommend Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea Moonshine) as one of the best garden perennials currently available. It can be used in both drought-resistant (xeric) gardens and perennial borders that receive an average amount of rain, as it is highly adaptable in its soil and water needs. Moonshine Yarrow's distinctive silver-gray foliage is a fine backdrop for the lemon-yellow flower clusters that keep coming all summer, as long as you deadhead. This is a well-behaved variety. It is sterile…

Hakonechloa - All Gold (Golden Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

Hakonechloa All Gold -- Bluestone Perennials

Hakonechloa - All Gold (Golden Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

Pulmonaria - Raspberry Splash (Lungwort)

Pulmonaria Raspberry Splash -- Bluestone Perennials

Brightest raspberry and deep purple blossoms on upright heavily spotted lance-like leaves. Chosen for its intense color, upright habit and profuse flowering. An outstanding addition to Lungwort – excellent plants for shade gardens. The flowers of Pulmonaria are pretty, but it is also prized for wonderfully patterned foliage. Foliage remains attractive all season. Mounding habit will spread to make a beautiful display. Pulmonaria tolerate morning sun, but need afternoon shade to avoid leaf…

Anemone Honorine Jobert (Japanese Anemone, Windflower)

Anemone Honorine Jobert -- Bluestone Perennials

Anemone Honorine Jobert (Japanese Anemone, Windflower)

Nepeta - Walker's Low (Catmint)

Nepeta Walker's Low -- Bluestone Perennials

An outstanding 2007 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Named for a garden, not for its size, as it grows to 30". Lovely blue violet flowers accent the tangy aromatic grey green foliage. Its long season of bloom and carefree habit make Nepeta Walker's Low shine when placed with Coreopsis and Hemerocallis. Engulfed in flowers! Seeds are sterile.

Anchusa - Dropmore (Italian Bugloss, Alkanet)

Anchusa Dropmore -- Bluestone Perennials

Anchusa - Dropmore (Italian Bugloss, Alkanet)

Gaillardia - Arizona Sun (Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia Arizona Sun -- Bluestone Perennials

Gaillardia Arizona Sun - Common name:Blanket Flower - Large fiery orange red blossoms of Arizona Sun are tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Forms a neat mound of lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves. Near end of season, leave spent flower heads for seed to attract goldfinches.An All-American Selections Award Winner 2005.

Aquilegia - Songbird Cardinal (Columbine)

Aquilegia Songbird Cardinal -- Bluestone Perennials

Aquilegia - Songbird Cardinal (Columbine)

Eryngium - Big Blue (Sea Holly)

Eryngium Big Blue -- Bluestone Perennials

A larger Sea Holly with arresting electric blue flowers that will reach 4" across. Eryngium Big Blue has intense blue color that extends down the stems and holds well when dried. Green spiky foliage. A Blooms of Bressingham variety selected for outstanding qualities, reliable growing performance and stunning beauty.

Coreopsis - Moonbeam (Threadleaf Coreopsis)

Coreopsis Moonbeam -- Bluestone Perennials

1993 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Freely produced soft yellow flowers are a charming addition to your sunny garden. Flowers appear singly on short stalks continuously blooming from early summer right into fall. The dainty, finely-cut foliage adds texture and an interesting contrast to surrounding perennials. Coreopsis spread slowly but surely and can be used in a naturalized planting on a sunny bank or in the traditional border. Coreopsis Moonbeam is lovely paired with…

Phlox - Blue (Phlox Subulata, Moss Pink)

Phlox Blue -- Bluestone Perennials

Captivating clear blue-lavender flowers blanket the evergreen needle-like foliage of Phlox Blue. The glossy dark green foilage has a wonderful compact growing habit. Will cascade beautifully over a rock wall or down a slope. Blooming in mid-spring, it pairs nicely near bulbs.

Rudbeckia - Goldsturm (Brown Eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia Goldsturm -- Bluestone Perennials

Rudbeckia Goldsturm - Common name:Brown Eyed Susan - Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year 1999. Dazzling mounds of yellow flowers with a deep brown center. Rudbeckia Goldsturm is very long blooming. It is unbothered by insects or drought. A group of Rudbeckia Goldsturm is a must in every garden! Mid summer blooming, thru fall. Very popular with good reason.

Lobelia - Blue Selection (Blue Cardinal Flower)

Lobelia Blue Selection -- Bluestone Perennials

Lobelia - Blue Selection (Blue Cardinal Flower)

Hakonechloa - Aureola (Golden Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

Hakonechloa Aureola -- Bluestone Perennials

Hakonechloa - Aureola (Golden Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)