September 23, 2013

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.

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




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


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


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


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


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


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


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


American Bittersweet, Wisteria