Hellebore - A Great Plant for Shade that Deer Don't Eat
|photo by Didier Willery|
What is evergeen, deer resistant, thrives in shade, has flowers and comes back every year?
You could answer Andromeda (Pieris) - but it doesn't really like shade.
Perhaps you answered Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass) but it doesn't have flowers.
Barberry (berberis) and Daffodils are not evergreen.
Grasses, Boxwood and sedges don't meet this criteria either....
Barry Glick, aka Glicksterus maximus aka The Cyber-Plantsman has devoted more than six West Virginia acres to his 'Sunshine Selections' of hellebores.
HGC Pink Frost
He cultivates some 68,000 hellebores (click here) on the hills of Sunshine Farm & Gardens in Renick. You can visit him in mid winter and see for yourself!