Choosing Deer Resistant Plants
Deer are a major pest in suburban gardens. Deer graze on a multitude of plants that we grow in our home landscapes. Using deer repellent products can be laborious and expensive. There are a number of ways to reduce deer damage on our plants. Remember, if deer are hungry enough, they may eat just about any plant.
Avoid growing deer susceptible plants. Some of their favorites include:
Choose plants that are very resistant to deer grazing:
Most herbs; Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Germander etc.
American Beautyberry shrub
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
Most all ferns; Japanese Painted fern, Sensitive Fern, Christmas Fern etc.
Leopard Plant (Ligularia)
Mahonia (Soft Caress)
Oriental Fountain Grass
Russian Sage (Perovskia)