Native Deer Resistant Plants

One of the only down sides to living in a wooded area is having the deer eat your beautiful plants.  Hostas grow well in the shade, but the deer eat them.  What can you plant?  Thank you to the Easywildflowers plant nursery located in Willow Springs Missouri 65793 for providing just a few of a long list appropriate for our area.  Please visit them to find out more!


Hibiscus  lasiocarpos,  Rose Mallow     
Hydrangea  arborescens,  Wild Hydrangea (shrub)shade to part sun

Manfreda virginica  (Agave),  American Aloe
Mertensia virginica,  Virginia Bluebells shade to sun, plants  available in spring

Phlox divaricata,  Woodland Phlox, Wild Sweet William shade to sun   
Physostegia virginiana, Obedient Plant False Dragonhead  Polemonium reptans,  Jacob's Ladder shade to sun Pycnanthemum tenuifolium,  Narrow Leaf Mountain Mint Rudbeckia  fulgida, Orange Coneflower Rudbeckia hirta,  Black-eyed Susan annual/biennial Rudbeckia missouriensis,  Missouri Black-eyed  Susan
Salvia azurea,  Blue Sage
Salvia coccinea,  Scarlet Sage ( annual )
Solidago drummondii,  Cliff Goldenrod  Solidago flexicaulis,  Zigzag Goldenrod sun to part shade
Solidago nemoralis,  Gray Goldenrod Solidago rigida,  Stiff Goldenrod Solidago speciosa,  Showy Goldenrod Stylophorum diphyllum,  Celandine Poppy NEW  shade to part sun

Viola pedata,  Birdfoot violet  sun to part shade

Sorghastrum nutans,  Indian Grass



Join River Bend Garden Club
Are you interested in beautifying River Bend?


Do you want to learn the best way to grow your own vegetables, whether on your patio, in a garden or starting over the winter?


Are you concerned about environmental issues and erosion in River Bend?


Do you want to learn landscaping techniques or how to arrange flowers for a centerpiece?


Then consider joining us on the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at different locations each month to learn about different gardens, styles and even meet local master gardeners.  You need not be a master gardener yourself--just have a love for gardening!  The cost is nothing to River Bend residents except to host one month. You choose the topic and location.  Contact us below for more information!



Chesterfield, Missouri

River Bend Estates