Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Perennial · Spring Ephemeral

Erythronium oregonum

Scientific name: Erythronium oregonum Family: LILIACEAE Common names: “white fawn lily” “dog-toothed lily” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5 Light: Full sun – dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil with abundant leaf litter and organic matter Moisture: Moisture retentive, well drained, prefers summer drought over too wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-18″ W 4″ Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Erythronium oregonum

Deer Resistant Plants! · Groundcover · Perennial

Anemone nemorosa

Scientific name: Anemone nemorosa Synonym: Anemone nemorosa mixed Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: “woodland anemone” “lady’s nightcap” “moonflower” “nightcaps” “old woman’s nest” “wind-flower” “wood crowfoot” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial with woody rhizomes Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – open shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerates drier conditions when dormant Aesthetic: Plant Size:… Continue reading Anemone nemorosa

Groundcover · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Perennial

Ajuga reptans

Scientific name: Ajuga reptans Synonym: Ajuga repens  Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “carpet bugleweed” “bugle” “carpenter’s herb” “middle compound” Plant Type: Perennial groundcover, evergreen in Victoria Conditions: Zone: 3-9 Light: Full sun – full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil Moisture: Well drained with even moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6″ W spreads to 2-3′ Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Ajuga reptans

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Shrub

Rosmarinus officinalis

Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Rosemary” “old man” “rose of the sea” “southernwood” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from winds but takes seaside Soil: Less fertile soil, no fertilizer Moisture: Well drained, dry – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 5′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape:Linear dark… Continue reading Rosmarinus officinalis

Edible · Herb Garden · Shrub · Tree

Laurus nobilis

Scientific name: Laurus nobilis Family: LAURACEAE Common names: “Sweet bay” “Grecian laurel” “Bay tree” “Bay laurel” “poet’s laurel” “Roman laurel” “royal bay” “true laurel” “victor’s laurel” Plant Type: Evergreen tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-10 Light: Full sun – semi shade Exposure: Shelter from cold winds Soil: Not fussy, average Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerates wet… Continue reading Laurus nobilis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec pearl’

Scientific name: Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec pearl’ Family: RUTACEAE Common names: “Mexican orange ‘Aztec Pearl’” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun – semi-shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold winter winds Soil: Average fertility Moisture: Well drained to drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 5′-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Open rounded habit, with bright green leaves composed… Continue reading Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec pearl’

Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Viburnum x burkwoodii

Scientific name: Viburnum x burkwoodii Family: ADOXACEAE Common names: “Burkwood viburnum” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen but usually evergreen in Victoria, only drops its leaves in a colder winter Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun, few flowers and taller in shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, doesn’t like wet feet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6′-12′ H… Continue reading Viburnum x burkwoodii