Plant suggestions for Dry Shade?
I'm trying to improve the look of a shady hillside at one of my mother's properties. My first attempt to landscape it failed because deer ate nearly everything, it was my first garden in deer country and it was a hard lesson. Since that failure I've been cross referencing lists of plants for dry shade and list of deer resistant plants and this is what I have come up with:
Pink Winter Currant, Coffeeberry, Australian Fuschia, California Fescue, Fortnight Lily, Douglas Iris, Mexican Daisy, Hummingbird Sage, Thyme.
Any advice on these plants or others that I should add instead? I'm trying to achieve a low-water, low-maintenance, woodland look that is more attractive than the currant weedy mess. I would love to add some ferns, but they tend to be thirsty and I couldn't find any that were listed as deer resistant. I don't know if this information is pertinent but the area is shaded mainly by a chestnut and a black walnut, but there are lots of oaks a littler farther away.
Thanks in advance!