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Is there anything I can plant that the deer won’t like?

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Plants on this list are not preferred by deer. It does not mean that deer always avoid them. If other food sources are available these plants will probably be overlooked.

+: Plants w/ toxic substances
^: Aromatic Foliage
*: Produces milky substance

  • Ajuga
  • Allium ^
  • Anemone
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache) ^
  • Artemesia, Silver Mound
  • Astilbe
  • Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
  • Balloon Flower (Platycodon) *
  • Barrenwort (Epimedium)
  • Bell Flower (Campanula) *
  • Bergenia
  • Black Eye Susan (Rudbeckia)
  • Blazing Star (Liatris)
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris)
  • Blue Star (Amsonia)
  • Brunnera
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias) *
  • Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
  • Catchfly (Lychnis)
  • Catmint (Nepeta) ^
  • Centurea (Perennial Bachelor’s Button)
  • Clematis
  • Coral Bell (Heuchera)
  • Coreopsis
  • Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis)
  • Delphinium
  • Dianthus
  • Echinacea (Coneflower)
  • Euphorbia (Cushion Spurge)
  • False Indigo (Baptisia)
  • Ferns
  • FoamFlower (Tiarella)
  • Forget Me Not (Myosotis)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis) +
  • Geranium
  • Geum (Avens)
  • Globe Thistle (Echinops)
  • Goat’s Beard (Aruncus)
  • Goldenray (Ligularia)
  • Grasses, ornamental

  • Helen’s Flower (Helenium)
  • Helleborus +
  • Hen-n-Chicks (Sempervirens)
  • Hibiscus
  • Ice Plant (Delosperma)
  • Iris
  • Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
  • Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus)
  • Knautia
  • Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla)
  • Lamb’s Ear (Stachys)
  • Lamium
  • Lavender
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria)
  • Lilyturf (Liriope)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • MeadowSweet (Filipendula)
  • MeadowRue (Thalictrum)
  • Monarda (Bee Balm) ^
  • Monkshood (Acontium) +
  • Oenothera (Sundrops/Evening Primrose)
  • Peony
  • Poppy
  • Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia)
  • Rhubarb +
  • Salvia, perennial
  • Sedum
  • Soapwort (Saponaria)
  • Snakeroot (Cimicifuga/Actaea)
  • Sweet Woodruff (Galium)
  • Snow in Summer (Cerastium)
  • Stoke’s Aster (Stokesia)
  • Thyme ^
  • Turtlehead (Chelone)
  • Verbascum (Mullein)
  • Veronica
  • Yarrow (Achillea) ^
  • Yucca

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