En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
1 rating

Sunday - March 21, 2010

From: Bluffton, SC
Region: Southeast
Topic: Deer Resistant
Title: Flowering, deer resistant plants for South Carolina
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Can you tell me which flowering plants are deer resistant and will grow in South Carolina?

ANSWER:

We went to our Special Collections, where we selected the section on Deer-Resistant Plants. We narrowed our search by selecting South Carolina and "Herb" (General Appearance) or herbaceous blooming plant, and which produced a list of 61 plants. You didn't say if you had sun or shade, wet or dry soil, etc., but you can run the search yourself, choosing the requirements for your particular purpose and area. These are all South Carolina natives, but you must remember that "deer-resistant" is not "deer-proof." Deer don't read lists, and eat pretty much whatever they like, especially if they are hungry, which they nearly always are.   

 

More Deer Resistant Questions

Deer-resistant groundcover under pine trees
June 07, 2008 - what kind of ground covering can be planted under pine trees (acid soil) that the deer will not eat and will not attract bees?
view the full question and answer

Deer resistant vegetables
April 18, 2009 - Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, Are there any vegetables that are deer resistant? Squash, Watermelon, Corn, Chilies?
view the full question and answer

Resourses that are being taken away - Tiffin OH
April 03, 2013 - What are resources that are being taken away from humans and organisms?
view the full question and answer

Holly attacked by deer in Connecticut
March 18, 2009 - My holly bush was eaten by deer. Will the leaves come back or is it done?
view the full question and answer

Non-native Indian Hawthorn and Abelia resistance to deer from Ackerman MS
January 16, 2010 - I recently landscaped my yard. I have a large variety of bushes and trees. They have been planted for about a month. Yesterday, while out in the yard, I noticed that about half of my Indian hawthorn...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center