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Deer Resistance

A common problem that we face in the landscape are deer.  They seem to want to eat everything in sight, and that includes your beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers!

If you have to battle with the deer to keep them off of your property, consider choosing from this list of plants that are rarely damaged by deer.  Keep in mind that if they are starving, they will eat almost anything, but these plants are usually the last to be chosen.

ANNUALSAgeratum, Snapdragon, Angel’s Trumpet, Pot Marigold, Annual Vinca, Dusty Miller, Cleome, Strawflower, Heliotrope, Sweet Alyssum, Rosemary

BIENNIALS

Foxglove

BULBS

Allium, Crocus, Winter Aconite, Fritillaria, Snowdrops, Daffodil and Siberian Squill

FERNS

Japanese painted fern, Hayscented Fern, Wood Fern, Ostrich Fern, Sensitive Fern, Cinnamon Fern, Royal Fern, Christmas Fern

GROUNDCOVERS

Bishop’s Weed, Ajuga, Bearberry, Lily of the Valley, Epimedium, Sweet Woodruff, Lamium, Pachysandra

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Sweet flag, Big bluestem, Feather reed grass, Carex, Northern sea oats, Ravenna grass, Blue fescue, Hakonechloa, Blue oat grass, Juncus, Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum, Little bluestem, Indian grass

PERENNIALS

Aconitum, Agastache, Allium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Tarragon, Artemisia, Wild ginger, European ginger, Baptisia, Brunnera, Coreopsis, Bleeding Heart, Euphorbia, Hellebore, Ligularia, Iris, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Mint, Catmint, Oregano, Peony, Russian Sage, May apple, Pulmonaria, Sage, Lamb’s Ear, Thalictrum, Thyme, Yucca

SHRUBS

Barberry, Butterfly bush, Boxwood, Heather, Caryopteris, Japanese plum yew, Juniper, Mahonia, Microbiota, Bayberry, Pieris, Potentilla, Fragrant sumac, Red elderberry, Arrowwood Viburnum

TREES

Bottlebrush Buckeye, Pawpaw, River Birch, Paper Birch, Katsura Tree, American Holly, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Red pine, Japanese Black Pine

VINES

American Bittersweet, Wisteria