Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants

Deer will eat just about anything if they’re hungry. Generally, deer will not eat these plants:

Annuals

  • Ageratum
  • Alyssum
  • Begonia
  • Caladium
  • Coleus
  • Geranium
  • Marigold
  • Petunia
  • Snapdragon
  • Torenia

Perennials

  • Allium
  • Amsonia
  • Anemone
  • Arabis
  • Artemesia
  • Aster
  • Astilbe
  • Barrenwort
  • Bee Balm
  • Bergenia
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Catmint
  • Cimicifuga
  • Climbing Hydrangea
  • Columbine
  • Coneflower
  • Coral Bells
  • Coreopsis
  • Delphinium
  • Fern
  • Foamflower
  • Foxglove
  • Geum
  • Goldenrod
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Helleborus
  • Hibiscus
  • Iris
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Jupiter’s Beard
  • Lady’s Mantle
  • Lamb’s Ear
  • Lavender
  • Lychnis
  • Lysimachia
  • Meadow Rue
  • Meadowsweet
  • Monkshood
  • Mums
  • Peony
  • Pincushion
  • Poppy
  • Pulmonaria
  • Rockcress
  • Rudbeckia
  • Russian Sage
  • Salvia
  • Siberian Iris
  • Silvermound
  • Snow in Summer
  • Soapwort
  • Sunflower
  • Thyme
  • Veronica
  • Yarrow

Bulbs

  • Daffodil
  • Weigela
  • Witch Hazel
  • Yucca

Herbs

  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Geranium, Scented
  • Rosemary

Trees

  • Amelanchier
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Cherry, Flowering
  • Dawn Redwood
  • Dogwood
  • Fir
  • Ginkgo
  • Hawthorn
  • Hemlock, Canadian
  • Honeylocust
  • Larch
  • Linden
  • Magnolia
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Pine, White
  • Redbud
  • Spruce
  • Sweetgum
  • Sycamore
  • Tulip Tree
  • Willow

Shrubs

  • Althea
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Beautybush
  • Bluebeard
  • Boxwood
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Cotoneaster
  • Forsythia
  • Holly, Inkberry
  • Honeysuckle
  • Japanese Kerria
  • Junipers
  • Lilac
  • Mugo Pine
  • Pieris
  • Potentilla
  • Privet
  • Pyracantha
  • Quince
  • Smokebush
  • Spirea
  • St John’s Wort
  • Summersweet
  • Sweetshrub
  • Viburnum

Vines

  • Akebia
  • Bittersweet
  • Boston Ivy
  • Clematis
  • Dutchman’s Pipe
  • Honeysuckle
  • Porcelain Berry
  • Silver Lace
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Wisteria

Ground Cover

  • Ajuga
  • Bearberry
  • Bunchberry
  • Ginger
  • Hens and Chicks
  • Houttuynia
  • Ice Plant
  • Lamium
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Liriope
  • Lysimachia
  • Myrtle
  • Pachysandra
  • Potentilla
  • Sweet Woodruff
  • Wintergreen