Deer Resistant Plants

deer eating flowers

If you’re having a problem with deer munching away on all of your new plants, there’s a reason for that. You probably don’t have deer resistant plants in your garden, which is a big problem! While deer aren’t very picky about where and when they eat, there are certain types of plants that they tend to stay away from! Why? Deer do not like plants with strong smells or fuzzy foliage. By adding these types of plants to your garden, you can worry a lot less about deer choosing your home for their next meal. Below is a list of plants, shrubs, and trees that are considered to be deer resistant.

 

Annuals:

Angelonia, Blue Daze, Blue Lobelia, Blue Salvia, Coreopsis Mouse Ear, Coreopsis Sundancer, Lantana, Marigold, Mona Lavender, Night Blooming Jasmine, Pink Cestrum, Purple Fountain Grass, Shrimp Plant Fruit Cocktail, Snap Dragon, Stokesia, Tibouchina Olivia, Vinca, Zinnia, Zonal Geranium 

Perennials:

Agapanthus, Anise Hyssop, Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor,  Bulbine Frutescens Yellow, Cast Iron Plant, Chrysanthemum, Dianthus, Dusty Miller, Ferns, Gaillardia Arizona Sun, Herbs, Lavender, Lavender Cotton, Ornamental Grasses, Sage, Sedum, Society Garlic, Yucca 

Shrubs:

Abelia, American Holly, Anise bush, Bamboo, Boxwood, Butterfly Bush, Chinese Fringe Bush, Common Liliac, Fall Cyprus, Gardenia, Juniper, Ligustrum/Privet, Nandina, Oleander, Podocarpus, Rosemary, Viburnum, Wax Myrtle, Yaupon Holly

Trees:

Bald Cypress, Birch, Crepe Myrtle, Live Oak, Magnolia, New Zealand Tea Tree, Palm, Pine, Spruce

 

If the deer are currently munching away on your plants, then there are sprays available to put on your plants that ward off the deer. Some of the sprays include: Deer OffLiquid Fence, and No Zone. The deer can become used to these though, so buy a few different brands and switch them up every few months.

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