deer resistant/drought tolerant groundcover for part sun/shade
This is going to be a challenge. For the last 15 years, Geranium sanguineum has been a great servicable groundcover for a planting near the entrance to our property outside the deer fence and for that time, it was rarely browsed. But, the deer pressure has increased so much in my area, that now the deer are eating it to the ground all year round.
Requirements for a replacement groundcover:
- part sun/shade
- drought tolerant (no irrigation other than to get the plants established)
- would be complimentary to the other plants in the bed: Croscomia 'Lucifer', Cotinus, Lonicera 'Lemon Beauty', Narcissus 'Ice Follies', blue fescue grass, and Stipa)