Plants Deer Eat Less Often

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Deer resistant plants usually have a woolly or prickly texture, are strongly scented, or are toxic.  Of course, when they are very hungry, they will eat just about anything.

Perennials for Sun

Achillea – Yarrow
Agastache- Hyssop
Alchemilla – Lady’s Mantle
Allium- ornamental onion
Angelica
Arabis
Artemesia – Wormwood
Asclepias – Butterfly Weed
Bergenia –Pigsqueak
Campanula
Centaurea – Bachelor Button
Chasmanthium
Cortaderia
Delphinium –Larkspur
Dianthus – Pinks
Digitalis – Foxglove
Echinacea – Coneflower
Echinops – Globe Thistle
Eupatorium – Joe Pye Weed
Euphorbia – Spurge
Fragaria
Geranium – Cranesbill
Geum
Helenium – Sneezeweed
Helianthus
Hibiscus – Rose Mallow
Iberis- Candytuft
Iris
Lavendula – Lavender
Lobelia -Cardinal Flower
Lychnis
Miscanthus – Grass
Monarda – Bee Balm
Nepata – Catmint
Papaver – Oriental Poppy
Peony
Persicaria –
Perovskia – Russian Sage
Phlox
Physostegia – Obedient Plant
Ratibida – Mexican Hat
Rudbeckia – Black Eyed Susan
Salvia – Meadow Sage
Sanguisorba – Jap. Burnett
Santolina
Sedum – Stonecrop
Sempervivum-Hens &Chicks
Solidago – Golden Rod
Stachys – Lamb’s Ear
Stokesia – Stokes’ Aster
Thalictrum – Meadow Rue
Tradescantia -Spiderwort
Veronica – Speedwell
Yucca – Adam’s Needle

Perennials for Shade

Actaea
Aconitum – Monkshood
Anemone
Aquilegia – Columbine
Arisaema
Astilbe -False Spirea
Aruncus- Goatsbeard
Cimicifuga – Bugbane
Dicentra – Bleeding Heart
Epimedium- Barronwort
Ferns
Helleborus – Lenton Rose
Ligularia – Ragwort
Mertensia- Blue Bells
Myosotis – Forget-Me-Nots
Polemonium – Jacobs Ladder
Pulmonaria – Lungwort
Tiarella – Foamflower
Viola 

Vines

Akebia
Campsis – Trumpet Vine
Celastrus – Am. Bittersweet
Clematis
Lonicera – Honeysuckle

Ground Covers

Ajuga -Bugleweed
Cerastium – Snow in Summer
Convallaria – Lilly of the Valley
Lamium- Dead Nettle
Lirope – Lilly Turf
Pachysandra – Japanese Spurge
Saponaria – Soapwort
Thymus -Thyme
Vinca – Periwinkle
Waldsteninia

Trees

Ash (Fraxinus) do not plant new trees
Beech (Fagus)
Birch (Betula)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacaia)
Catalpa Chestnut (Castanea)
Cypress (Taxodium)
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia)
Ginkgo
Honey Locust (Gleditsia)
Ironwood (Ostrya)
Larch (Larix)
Redbud (Cercis)
Sassafras
Smoke Tree (Cotinus)
Sourwood (Oxydendrum)
Spruce (Picea)
Sweet Gum (Liqudambar)
Sycamore (Platanus)
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron)

Shrubs

Boxwood (Buxus)
Forsythia
Juniper
Kerria
Lilac (Syringa)
Oregan Grape (Mahonia)
Spicebush (Lindera)
Spirea Sweet Shrub (Calycanthus)
Witch Hazel (Hammamelis)

Annuals

Ageratum
Lobelia
Marigolds
Moonflower
Morning Glory
Nasturtium
Nicotiana
Petunia
Salvia
Snapdragon
Stock
Sunflower
Sweet Alyssum
Sweet William (Dianthus)

Herbs

Basil
Catmint
Chamomile
Chives
Dill
Fennel
Germander
Hyssop
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Rue
Sage
Savory
Thyme