Which plants are most deer resistant?

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  • they say that "spiky" plants like Holly are not favorites but if they are hungry enough, they will try it.

  • Valerie Valerie on Jun 14, 2017
    Herbs- sage, lavender, rosemary
    Peonies, Bearded irises and Bleeding hearts.

  • Joanie Joanie on Jun 14, 2017
    I love them.....they are beautiful, but they can wreak havoc on most EVERYTHING......If I said NO, they wouldn't eat that......I would for sure catch one eating whatever......they are hungry ALL the time.....little varmints!!

  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on Jun 14, 2017
    I have bought many "deer resistant" plants that they have happily eaten. But so far they have never touched my ferns, daylilies, shasta daisies, sedum, bleeding hearts, lily of the valley or primrose. Good luck! They are fun to watch, but they can drive a gardener crazy! lol

  • Jan Jan on Jun 14, 2017
    It is a little expensive, but garlic clips on our shrubs seem to keep the deer away. Rabbits not so much - they must enjoy Italian food.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 14, 2017
    Honestly this has been a on going question.The most you can hope for is planting what you like and use a deer resistant spray.They will eat everything,but if you keep spraying the odor will hopefully deter them

  • Krystle Hayes Krystle Hayes on Jun 14, 2017
    Strong fragrance usually tend to keep deer away. Try lavende, mint, catnip, wormwood, most sages, and oleanders.

  • Chris Brasher Chris Brasher on Jun 14, 2017
    If their natural choices are slim they will eat anything. A herd died eating Oleander, something they don't touch, because they were starving. Feeding them won't help, unfortunately it just brings more of their friends. Sprays sometimes work for awhile, but not indefinitely.
    The only true deterrent is a deer fence. I'm sorry, for them and for us, ticks, car accidents, again for them and for us.
    Good luck!