Cosmos, the second flower to survive the deer this season. This flower is another go to for me. I plant cosmos every year from seed directly into the ground and do nothing after that. They always seem to thrive no matter what the conditions. They are very drought tolerant and I love the fact that they grow so tightly together that I never have to weed them. These would be a great flower to plant on a hillside, they would give off a showy bloom all summer long and they seem to reseed themselves every year. Cosmos are also a beautiful cut flower for any room in your house. If you missed the other flower that survived in my garden, zinnias, you can see them here.