Deer Resistant Plants

Deer can wipe out your garden faster than almost any other pest. We hear dozens of stories every day about how these pesky critters are becoming more bold, and not as selective with their diets. Although we are providing you with a list that highlights some of the more popular deer and rabbit resistant plants, it is by all means not a complete list, and it does not guarantee that just because it appears on the list that it is safe from hungry animals.

Deer & Rabbit Resistant Perennials

Achillea (Yarrow)
Aconitum (Monkshood)
Agastache (Anise Hyssop)
Ajuga (Bugleweed)
Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)
Amsonia (Blue Star)
Anemone (Wind flower)
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Arabis (Rock Cress)
Arisaema (Jack In The Pulpit)
Armeria (Thrift)
Artemisia (Wormwood)
Aruncus dioicus (Goat’s Beard)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)
Astilbe (False Spirea)
Aurinia saxatilis Baptisia (False Indigo)
Bergenia (Pig Squeak)
Boltonia asteroides (Boltonia)
Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss)
Calamintha (Calamint)
Campanula (Bell Flower)
Carex (Sedge)
Caryopteris (Bluebeard)
Centaurea (Bachelor Button)
Cerastium (Snow In Summer)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Chelone (Turtlehead)
Cimicifuga / Actea (Bugbane)
Clematis Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Crocosmia (Montbretia)
Cyclamen (Hardy Cyclamen)
Delosperma (Ice Plant)
Delphinium (Larkspur)
Dianthus (Pinks)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Echinacea (Cone Flower)
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)
Epimedium (Bishop’s Cap)
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Eupatorium (Joe Pie Weed)
Euphorbia (Spurge)
Ferns
Gaillardia x grandiflora (Blanket Flower)
Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
Gaura lindheimeri (Butterfly Gaura)
Geranium (Cranesbill)
Geum (Avens)
Grasses, ornamental
Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath)
Helenium (Helen’s Flower)
Helianthus (Sunflower)
Heliopsis (False Sunflower)
Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Hibiscus (Hardy Hibiscus)
Hypericum (St. John’s Wort)
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Iris (Flag)
Knautia macedonica (Egyptian Rose)
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Lamium (Spotted Dead Nettle)
Lavandula (Lavender)
Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy)
Liatris (Gayfeather)
Ligularia (Leopard Plant)
Lilium (Lily)
Limonium latifolium (Statice)
Linaria (Toadflax)
Linum perenne (Flax)
Lobelia Lychnis (Campion)
Mentha (Mints)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Myosotis (Forget Me Not)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Oenothera (Evening Primrose)
Pachysandra (Spurge)
Paeonia (Peony)
Papaver orientale (Poppy)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Persicaria (Knotweed)
Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)
Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower)
Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)
Primula (Primrose)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Rheum rhamus (Rhubarb)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Salvia (Perennial Sage)
Saponaria (Soapwort)
Sedum (Stonecrop)
Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
Solidago (Goldenrod)
Stachys (Lambs Ear)
Tanacetum (Tansy)
Thymus (Thyme)
Tiarella (Foamflower)
Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Verbascum (Mullein)
Veronica (Speedwell)
Vinca Viola labradorica (Violet)

Bulbs:
Allium
Anemone
Begonia
Calla Lily
Colchicum
Frittilaria
Galanthus
Lycoris
Narcissus (Daffodils)
Ranunculus

Deer & Rabbit Resistant Trees and Shrubs

American Holly
Barberry
Bayberry
Beautyberry
Bottlebrush Buckeye
Boxwood Buckeye
Butterfly Bush
Cedar
Chokeberry
Colorado Spruce
Common Witchhazel
Cotoneaster
Cypress
Dawn Redwood
Dogwood
Douglas Fir
Elderberry
European Beech
Forsythia
Fragrant Sumac
Fraser Fir
Ginko
Grasses, Ornamental
Hawthorne
Hornbeam
Inkberry
Japanese Plum
Juniper (low grow types)
Lilac
Maples
Mockorange
Mugo Pine
Norway Spruce
Oaks
Paper Birch
Potentilla
Privet
Quince
Rose of Sharon
Serviceberry
Smokebush
Southern Magnolia
Spicebush
Spirea
Sweet Gum
Viburnum
White Pine
White Spruce
Willow
Wisteria
Yew
Yucca

Deer & Rabbit Resistant Annuals

Ageratum
Alyssum
Asparagus ferns
Begonia
Castor bean
Celosia
Centaurea
Cleome
Cosmos
Dahlia
Dusty miller
Geranium
Gomphrena
Hypoestes (Polka Dot Plant)
Ipomea (Sweet Potato Vine)
Lantana
Larkspur
Marigold
Matthiola (Stock)
Melampodium
Mirabilis (Four O’Clocks)
Morning Glory
Nasturtium
Nicotiana
Ornamental Pepper
Osteospermum
Salvia-(blue, gregii types)
Snapdragon
Strawflower
Verbena
Zinnia