|Spotted mint in bloom|
This “Deer Country” posting adds seven summer perennial flowers to the list started in “Deer Country 12” based on a survey in which Howard County Master Gardeners listed plants their local deer don’t eat.
Note: There are no guarantees that deer in your neighborhood won’t eat the plants listed here. There is no “deer-proof” plant. Browsing depends on many things, including number of deer, availability of other foods, and preferences of individual deer. If you’re serious about finding perennials that deer won’t eat, check the lists in the brochure and the books I recommended in “Deer Country 3” and in lists available online. Research your favorite candidates and give them a try.
Next week’s “Deer Country” posting: late-summer perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.