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DEER RESISTANT PLANTS

Deer in different areas have different tastes and will on occasion eat anything,
particularly if the plants are succulent and fresh from the nursery. Any plant that
has silver, felted, or aromatic foliage is worth a try. Grasses and grass-like plants
are usually not preferred. Very low plants often escape a deer’s attention, even
if they are types that they normally eat.

Click here to find:

 Native Plant Nurseries etc.

    Click here to learn about:   Deer Resistant Shade Plants

Plants highlighted in “bold” are the best bets. 

 

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native

plant

common name

*

Acer macrophyllum

bigleaf maple

 

Achillea

yarrow

 

Agastache

anise hyssop, hummingbird mint

 

Ajuga

carpet bugle

*

Allium

wild onion

*

Aristolochia

Dutchman’s pipe vine

*

Artemisia

California sagebrush

*

Asarum caudatum

wild ginger

 

Asclepias

butterfly weed

*

Baccharis

coyote brush

 

Buddleia

butterfly bush

*

Calycanthus

spice bush

 

Campanula

bellflower

*

Carpenteria

California anemone

 

Ceratostigma

plumbago

 

Cestrum

cestrum

 

Chrysanthemum parthenium

golden feverfew

 

Cistus

rockrose

 

Clerodendrum

cashmere bouquet

 

Coprosma

coprosma

 

Dahlia

dahlia

 

Datura inoxia

datura

 

Dianella

flax lily

 

Diascia

twinspur

*

Dicentra formosa

western bleeding heart

 

Digitalis

foxglove

 

Echinacea

cone flower

 

Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican daisy

 

Euphorbia

wood spurge

*

Ferns (most)

fern

 

Ficus carica

fig

*

Garrya elliptica

coast silktassel

 

Grass and grass-like plants

grasses

 

Hedera

buttercup English ivy

 

Helleborus

Corsican hellebore

 

Hemerocallis

lemon lily

 

Hypericum

St. Johnswort

*

Iris (native species)

douglas iris

 

Laurus nobilis

Grecian laurel

 

Lavandula

lavender

*

Lepechinia

pitcher sage