DEER-RESISTANT DESIGN FOR FULL SUN
This design relies on shades of black, burgundy and pink to tie together a stunning design that handles full sun and tough conditions. As a smaller-space alternative to the 'Standing Ovation' serviceberry, you can try BlackLace (TM) Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). The Gaura and Allium, both "see-through plants," are designed as a succession planting so plant the bulbs beneath.
Annual: Ageratum Flossflower typically blooms in shades of dusty blue, but this one from the Artist series is a rich, inky purple. Blooms all summer without deadheading, so put it up front for maximum impact.
Groundcover: Ajuga 'Black Scallop'. The textured black leaves provide a strong base to the composition. Use this quick spreader wherever you need to fill a gap.