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Oct 26 2008

Plants Deer Avoid

Plants Deer Avoid


If a deer gets hungry enough they will eat practically anything. There has been sporadic scientific research on plants that deer find unappetizing. According to many nursery wholesalers and through trial and error there are some plants that deer traditionally will only eat as a last resort.

deer in the woods

deer in the woods

© 2008 photo courtesy L Watts

The following is an alphabetized list of plants that deer would not normally feed upon.

Agave
Ajuga
Aloe
Bee balm
Black locust
Boxwood
Butterfly bush
Clematis
Columbine
Daffodil
Ferns
Foxglove
Hellebore
Holly
Iris
Lavender
Lilac
Marigold
Mint
Pine
Rock rose
Rosemary
Russian sage
Smokebush
Spruce
Vinca
Wax myrtle
Yarrow
Yucca
Zinnia

Here is another article offered by bluegrassgardens with

ideas on how to Keep Deer out of the Garden.



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