Deer Resistant Plants

These deer-resistant plants are seldom eaten or damaged beyond repair by deer. When deer are given a choice, they will usually opt for an alternative to the plants listed here. Examples would be Hostas or Tulips, which taste like candy to a deer and almost always eaten when deer are present. Unlike Hostas or Tulips, the plants listed here are usually not their first choice. Remember however, when extremely hungry, deer will eat almost anything.

Perennials
Achillea – Yarrow
Agastache- Anise Hyssop
Ajuga – Bugleweed
Allium – Ornamental Onion
Aquilegia spp.-Columbine
Armeria – Sea Thrift
Artemesia – Wormwood
Asclepias- Butterfly Weed
Baptisia – False Indigo
Berengia spp.
Coreopsis-Threadleaf
Dicentra – Bleeding Heart
Digitalis- Foxglove
Echinacea-Purple coneflower
Euphorbia spp.
Ferns
Hemerocallis-Stella d’Oro daylilly
Helleborus- Lenten Rose
Iris- Siberian Iris
Lavandula – Lavender spp.
Nepeta – Catnip
Oenothera – Evening Primrose
Paeonia – Peony
Papaver Orientale- Poppy
Perovskia – Russian Sage
Polygonum – Knotweed
Pulmonaria – Lungwort
Sedum spp.
Solidago – Goldenrod
Stachys Byzantina – Lamb’s ear
Yucca

Perennial Ornamental Grass
Calamagrostis-Karl Foerster Reed Grass
Carex – Sedge
Festuca Glauca – Blue Fescue
Miscanthus sinesis-all varieties
Panicum virgatum-all varieties
Pennisetum – Karly Rose Fountain Grass

Groundcover/bulbs
Narcissus- Daffodil
Lamium – Dead Nettle
Asperula – Sweet Woodruff

Annuals
Ageratum – Blue Floss Flower
Antirrhinum – Snapdragon
Cleome- Spider Plant
Helichrysum – Strawflower
Hypoestes- Polka Dot Plant
Lantana
Nicotiana – Tobacco Plant
Osteospermum – African Daisy
Pentas- Star Flower
Salvia
Senecio Cinneraria – Dusty Miller
Tagetes- Marigolds
Verbena Bonariensis- Verbena
Vinca
Zinnia

Trees
Cercis
Canadensis- Rebud
Cornus-Dogwood spp.
Crataegus- Hawthorn
Fagus- Beech
Hammamelis- Witchhazel
Quercus- Oak spp.

Shrubs
Aconitum – Monkshood
Amelanchier- Serviceberry
Berberis- Barberry
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush
Deutzia
Fritillaria – Crown Imperial
Hydrangea Petiolaris- Climbing
Hydrangea
Hypericum – St. John’s Wort
Kalmia – Mountain Laurel
Kolkwitzia – Beautybush
Potentilla
Pyracantha – Firethorn
Spirea
Viburnum
Vitex – Chastetree
Wisteria

Evergreens
Abies- Fir
Buxus- Boxwood
Chamaecyparis- False Cypress
Ilex – Holly
Metasequoia Glyptostoboides- Dawn
Redwood
Picea – Colorado Blue,
Norway, and White Spruce
Pinus- White,Austrian and Red Pine