Asked on Jan 13, 2019

How do I find deer resistant plants?



Is there a Deer Resistant plant I can put in our flower beds ?

4 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Here is a list of landscape plants rated by deer resistance.

  • DW
    on Jan 13, 2019

    lavender, peonies, foxglove, iris..there a lot, just put deer resistant flowers i. and you’ll get plenty more..

  • Mainiebets
    on Jan 13, 2019

    I have tried for YEARS to solve the deer vs. plants issue. Here’s a list of what has worked for me:

    Day Lilly




    Box Woods


    Butterfly Bush

    Russian Sage

    Anything else that I’ve planted that was categorized as “deer resistant” those sweet creatures have acquired a taste for and eaten them anyway.

    There is also a spray you can use. It smells God-awful so make sure you’re not spraying on a breezy day. And wear gloves. It’s called Bobbex. I spray once a month and the deer steer clear.

    Good luck!

    • Oliva
      on Jan 13, 2019

      Your post is interesting, because in S.W Pennsylvania, dzylilies and Holly are a favorite of deer! As you noted, a garlic and putrescent egg mixture is required if anything is to survive.

      In this area, sage, lavender, rosemary, artemesia, dahlias, F

      Marigolds, Cleome, Statice, Ageratum, Iris, Plumeria, Lantana are not bothered by deer.

      Obviously, regional preferences are vastly different, where deer are concerned.

      It's probably best to check with a local master gardener or nursery expert for recommendations for a specific area.

  • MGMN
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Unsure where you live, but many native plants are deer resistant. Not only can they be deer resistant, but native plants are also environmentally friendly, pollinator attractors, low maintenance, need little to no water once established and never need fertilizer. Check with your local conservation district or extension office and they should be able to help you find and understand native plants.

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