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Deer Resistant Plants


PLANTS THAT DEER (USUALLY) WON’T EAT

(a.ka. Deer-resistant Plants)

We carry Products to repel: Bobbex, Deer Scram, Liquid Fence, and Hot Pepper Spray.

* denotes plants deer will eat only if starving or plants listed in other sources with which I have no have no personal experience

ANNUALS
BULBS
* Ageratum Allium
Artichoke Frittilaria spp.
Calendula – Pot Marigold Colchicum – Autum Crocus
Calla -Calla Lily (tender bulb) Galanthus – Snowdrops
Cleome – Spider Flower Leucojum – Summer Snowflake
*Delphinium ajacis – Larkspur Narcissus – Daffodils
Datura, Brugmansia – Angel’s Trumpet(poisonous)
Ipomoea – Morning Glory
FERNS
Lantana all kinds
*Nicotiana -Flowering tobacco
Osteospermum – African Daisy
ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Papaver somniferum (Breadseed Poppy) all kinds
Ricinus – Castor Bean
Salvia – Tender perennial salvia
PERENNIALS & BIENNIALS
S. ‘IndigoSpires’ Achillea – Yarrow (aromatic repellant)
Tagetes – Marigold, including Signet types Aconitum spp. – Monkshood (poisonous)
*Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
TREES & SHRUBS
Allium ornamental spp. (Mt Sinai, Ozowa, etc.)
*Albrizia – Mimosa Tree Anthemis tinctoria – Perennial marguerite
Buddlleia – Butterfly Bush *Aqueligia- Columbine
Buxus spp. and bar – Boxwood (aromatic repllant) Artemesia spp.
*Calluna – Heather Astilbe
Caryopteris – Blue Mist Shrub *Centranthus ruber – Jupiter’s Beard, Red Valerian
*Cytisus – Scots Broom Cerastium tomentosum – Snow in Summer
Daphne spp Convallaria majalis – Lily of the Valley
*Erica – Heath *Delphinium
*Hypericum – St Johnswort Dicentra- Bleeding Heart (poisonous)
*Juniperus – Junipers (except Blue Pacific) Digitalis – Foxgloves (poisonous)
*Kalmia -Mt Laurel Epimedium
Leucothoe spp. and var Euphorbia -Spurge
Myrica pennsylvanica – Bayberry Geranium macrohizum – Cranebill geraniums
Picea – Spruce, tall & dwarf forms Helleborous – CHristmas Rose, Lenten Rose
*Pieris – Andromeda *Hypericum calcynum – St Johnswort ground cover
Rosa rugosa – Beach Rose ONLY *Iris germanica – German Iris
Spirea spp. *Kniphofia – Red Hot Poker
Viburnum (Winterthur, Brandywine, Pragense, Chesapeake, Leatherleaf) Lamium – Dead Nettles
Vitex agnus – caste- Chaste tree Lupinus – Lupine
William Penn Lychnis coronaria – Rose Campion
Wisteria Monarda – Bee Balm
Yucca filamentosa – Yucca *Myosotis – Forget-me-not
Taxodium distichum) Bald Cypress Nepeta mussini, siberica – Catmint Origanum- Ornamental Oreganos
Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle) Papaver orientale -Oriental Poppy
Cedrus deodara (Deodar Cedar) *Peony
Chamaecyparis) False Cypress Perovskia – Russian Sage
Abies) Fir Ranunculus – Buttercup, Globeflower
Ginko biloba Rumex saguineus – Ornamental Dock
Cupressocyparis x leylandii) Leyland Cypress Salvia -Ornamental Sages
American Holly Stachys lanata – Lamb’s Ears
Acer rubrum (Red Maple) Tanacetum spp – Feverfew
Betula nigra) River Birch *Veronica incana – Veronica
Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Magnolia) Vincaminor – myrtle (poisonous)
Picea (Spruce)
Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)
HERBS
Aesculus parviflora (Bottlebrush Buckeye) Origanum – Oregano, Marjoram
Pyracantha (Firethorn) Perilla frutescens – Beefsteak plant
Forsythia Petrosolinum – Parsley
Gardenia Pycanthemum – Mountain Mint
Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo ) Ruta graveolens – Rue
Cephalotaxus (Plum Yew) Salvia ( sages aromatic repellent)
Calycanthus floridus (Sweetshrub) Santolina (aromatic repellent
Symphytum – Comfrey
Tanacetum vulgare’Crispum’
Teucrium spp -Germander
Tulbaghia violacea – Society Garlic
Thymus – Thyme (aromatic repellent)
Valeriana – Valerian

This list may not be conclusive – feel free to call or email us if you have any questions!