Favorite Deer Resistant Plants

When it comes to deer, nothing is totally sacred. I’m convinced a hungry deer will just about eat anything. Of course, they do have favorites and many plants are seldom if ever bothered by them.

Favorite Deer resistant Plants with Sensible Gardening

Deer do not like fuzzy, prickly or bristly plants. Plants with soft hairy leaves or raspy leaves are not a favorite. Some of my favourite plants that fall into this category are:

Lambs Ears

Deer resistant planats with Sensible Gardening

Rudbeckia

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Poppies

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Echinacea

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Eryngium

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Pulsatilla

Bee in Pulsatilla at Sensible Gardening and Living

Gaillardia

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Deer also tend to avoid those plants which have a strong aroma or are highly fragrant. The heavy scent tends to mask other smells and makes them feel uneasy. Great plants that fit this description are:

Alliums

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Lavender

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Mint

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Monarda

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 Salvia

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Thyme

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Nepeta

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Russian Sage

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Plants that have leaves or stems that contain a milky sap are also avoided by deer. Many of these plants are caustic and deer seem to instinctively know this. Same goes for many toxic plants which are high in tannins. The bitter taste alerts the deer. All of the Euphorbias fall into this category.

Euphorbias

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Other great deer resistant plants that I like to grow are:

Sedums

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Vinca

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Iris

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Hellebore

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Hens & Chicks

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