You Can Find Beautiful Flowers That Will Come Back Each Year Without Fear Of Deer
You’ll love the look and variety of these deer resistant perennial flowers. Agastache, salvia, coreopsis, and more flowers all thrive in Colorado Springs.
See what these and more look like in the post below-
Oh Deer, Not Again
“This is the flower that broke the deers back!”
Brittany storms back inside from her garden. She’s tired of walking outside seeing her flowers half-eaten and otherwise damaged by deer.
“Josh! I’m buying new flowers for the garden. I’m going to look up some deer resistant perennial flowers that’ll grow in Colorado,” she calls out. “Sounds good to me! Let me know when you have a list together and we can go pick them up.” She knows it’s this or she needs to figure out how to shop for a landscaper.
Brittany opens her phone and goes to Google. She searches for perennial flowers that are deer resistant and grow in Colorado.
Here are the ones she finds-
Agastache (Hummingbird Mint)
“I would love to have hummingbirds come visit our garden.”
Agastache is sometimes called Hyssop. They are beautiful, deer resistant perennial flowers whose colors range from white to mauve, pink, and purple. You’ll see these colors all season long. Hummingbirds love them so you should see them flying around.
Asclepias Tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
“And this one attracts butterflies! That explains the name.”
This flowering bush has bright orange flowers at the tips of their stems. They’re a showy addition that’ll bloom all summer long. Butterfly weed is easy to grow. So easy, in fact, many people grow this deer resistant perennial flower straight from the seed.
“Low-maintenance plants like these are perfect.”
A rugged woodland plant, these abundant blooms have become popular with gardeners. These flowers are low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and they bloom for months. They resemble daisies and have many different colors and varieties to choose from.
“A bit of a challenge to grow, huh? I just might take on that challenge.”
This gorgeous deer resistant perennial flower grows in tall, colorful spikes of blooms. They’re shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. It enjoys sunnier areas and loamy soil. You can cut and decorate your home with them.
“Oooo it’s a flowering herb!”
Echinacea is part of the daisy family. It’s also one of the most popular herbs in America. You’ll find them in many colors like pink, purple, and yellow. They can be used to boost the immune system and fight common colds.
“Appealing to the eye, just not a deer’s eye.”
Gaillardia will add beautiful pops of reds and yellows to your yard. They’re vibrant, daisy-like, perennial, and deer resistant. You can grow them quite easily and well, especially in our Colorado Springs climate.
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
“Also known as the torch lily, huh? Cool.”
Red Hot Poker plants are a very unique, exotic-looking plant with spikey, finger-like flowers of fiery red. This plant is hard to kill, grows best in full sun, and can manage drought and dryness.
Liatris Spicata Kobold (Blazing Star)
“Rounded, fluffy, and spikey?”
Part of the aster family, this plant boasts spikey flowers that are rounded, fluffy, and deep purple. It truly does look like a blazing star, it’s low maintenance, and it attracts birds and butterflies. Of course, it too is a deer resistant perennial flower.
Monarda (Bee Balm)
“Apparently this is the token favorite of deer resistant, easy to grow flowers for gardeners.”
Monarda also attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. You’ll need to water them regularly for them to thrive but their bright colors and large flowering heads will not disappoint.
“Beardtongue? Hahaaa, that’s a funny name.”
Penstemon plants are trumpet-like blooms on long stems that come in a variety of colors and shapes. They enjoy sunny areas, dry ground, and can endure our Colorado climate and wildlife. They are another favorite for attracting hummingbirds and are very easy to grow and maintain.
“This one can be put in salads and used to make dye!”
Russian sage is a deer resistant perennial flower with lavender-blue flowers. It’s very successful in a variety of climates, including our dry, hot Colorado summers.
“The name comes from the Latin word that means ‘to feel well and healthy.’”
Salvia is the largest in the mint family of plants. It’s knowns for its herb and healing capabilities. Common sage is often used in cooking. They come in a variety of colors from red to blue.
Walkers Low Catmint
“I hope it doesn’t attract cats!”
With lavender-blue flowers and silvery-grey foliage this plant is a must for any garden. The flower is heat-tolerant, doesn’t succumb to disease easily, and is resistant to wildlife like deer. This makes it perfect for Colorado (and it doesn’t attract cats).
“Now I just need to narrow down my list a bit so it’s more manageable. Then I’ll go to the garden center with Josh, pick them up, plant them, and watch them grow!” Brittany says excitedly. She gets to work trying to bring her vision to life.