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The Ultimate Plant List!

posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:09 PM by Howard Ecoworks   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 2:12 PM ]
  • These plants do it all - they are shade loving, deer resistant, have deep root systems,  and are generally good for most types of soils!  Check 'em out and get planting!


  • 1. Chrysogonum virginianum-evergreen groundcover; easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade

  • 2. Phlox divaricata/stolonifera-tolerant of deer, drought, clay soil, dry soil, best grown in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade

  • 3. Scenecio aureus/Packera aurea-easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade, blooms well in shady locations

  • 4. Tiarella cordifolia- tolerant of deer, easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade

  • 5. Chasmanthium latifolium-deer resistant, spreads, easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of poor soils, but prefers moist, fertile soils. One of the more shade tolerant of the ornamental grasses

  • 6. Lindera benzoin-tolerant of deer, drought, heavy shade, clay soil

  • 7. Ilex glabra-easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade, adaptable to both light and heavy soils, tolerates wet soils, prefers rich, consistently moist, acidic soils in full sun, good shade tolerance

  • 8. Geranium maculatum-tolerant of deer, drought, dry soil, easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade to shade, prefers moist, humusy soils, but tolerates poor soils

  • 9. Polystichum acrostichoides-best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade, tolerant of deer, drought, heavy shade, erosion, dry soil, shallow-rocky Soil

  • 10. Tradescantia virginiana-very adaptable plant prefers humus-rich soil but will grow in a wide range of soils: moist/dry, clay/sand, acid/alkaline



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