French Marigold (Tagetes)
French marigolds come in an array of bright colors over a long season and are a mainstay of gardeners everywhere. They are bushy and compact with small flowers and a neat overall appearance that feature multiple colors in a single flower head. Editor's note: Keep in mind that these are deer-resistant, and not deer-proof plants. Depending upon deers' hunger and determination, it's hard to guarantee any plant will keep deer from munching.