DEER-RESISTANT PLANTS

Learn how to keep deer from destroying your backyard.

Of all the pests that can wreak havoc on your yard, few are as destructive as deer. They can wipe out entire gardens overnight, whether they are alone or in a herd. Although they are a site to behold, you might be interested to learn how you can keep them from destroying your yard. We have a comprehensive list of the most common deer-resistant plants to share with you. 

We carry some of these plants in our store so be sure to check out our plant lists to see what we have available! 

Deer-Resistant Plant List

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Acanthopanax (Aralia)
Achillea (Yarrow)
Aconitum (Monkshood)
Aegopodium (Bishop’s Weed

Agastache
Ajuga
Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)
Alium (Onion)
Allegheny Serviceberry
Amonia
Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)

Arisaema triphylum (Jack-in-the-pulpit) Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish)

Artemisia (Silver Mound) 

Artemisia dracunculus (Tarragon)

Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger)

Asclepias
Asparagus
Aster
Astilbe
Aubreti

Barberry (Berberis)
Basil
Borage
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Buxus (Boxwood)

Cactus
Calaminte (Catmint)
Calendula (Pot Marigold)
Caryopteris (Bluebeard)
Centaurea cyanus(Bachelor’s Buttons) Centaurea cineraria (Dusty Miller)

Cerastium (Snow in Summer)
Cleome (Spider Flower)
Colchicum (Autumn Crocus)

Consolida ambigua (Larkspur)

Convallaris (Lily of the Valley)

Cordydalis (Corydalis) 

Coreopsis (Tickseed) 
Cytisus (Broom)

Daffodil 

Daphne
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Dracocephalum
Dryopteris marginalis (Wood Fern)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Echinops ritro (Small Globe Thistle)

Elsholtzia
Endymion (Bluebell)
Eranthus (Winter Aconite)
Euphorbia
Euphorbia (Snow on the Mountain)

Euphorbia (Spurge) [not Chameleon]

Fallopia
Ferns
Festuca (Blue Fescue)
Fritilaria
Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrops)

Galium
Genista (Broom)
Geranium (Cranesbill)
Geranium (Scented)
Geucrium chamaedrys (Germander) Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath)

Heleborus
Helenium
Helichrysum (Strawflower)

Heliotrope
Helleborus (Lenten or Christmas Rose) Hypericum (St. John’s Wort)
Hyssop
Ilex (Holly)
Iris
Juniperus (Juniper)
Lamium (Dead Nettle)
Lantana
Lavender (Lavendula)
Ligularia

Ligustrum (Privet)
Limonium (Statice)
Lindera
Linum (Blue Flax)
Lobularia (Sweet Alyssum)

Lychnis (Rose Champion) Lysimachia (Whorled Loosestrife) Marrubium (Horehound)

Melissa (Lemon Balm)
Mentha (Mint)
Myrica pensylvanica (Bayberry)

Monarda (Bee Balm)
Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not)

Narcissus (Daffodil)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Ornamental Grasses
Osmunda (Fern)
Pachysandra
Paeonia (Peony)
Papaver (Poppy)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Picea (Dwarf Alberta Spruce)

Pimpinalla anisum (Anise)
Pinus (Pine)
Potentilla (Cinquefoil)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)
Rhus (Fragrant Sumac)

Rosemary
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) Ruta (Rue)
Salix (Willows)
Salvia (Garden Sage)
Stachys (Lamb’s Ear)
Syringa (Lilac)
Tanacetum vulgare (Common Tansy)

Thyme
Viburnum
Yucca
Zinnia

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