Deer Resistant Plants

While nothing seems deer proof (without an 8’ fence or a pack of angry dogs)
there are many plants that are less likely to become Bambi’s lunch.
Below are the plants that we consider to be the best in heavy deer areas:

SHRUBS

Barberry
Birdsnest Spruce
Boxwood
Buckthorn
Butterfly Bush
Cotoneaster    
Elderberry    
Forsythia
Hybiscus    
Inkberry    
Junipers    
Lilacs
Mugo Pine    
Potentilla    
Privet    
Roses
Russian Cypress    
Smokebush
Spirea
Sumac
Sweetspire
Viburnum
Weigela
Willow

Perennials

Achillia (Yarrow)    
Agastache (Hummingbird Mint)
Allium    
Anemone
Aquileguia (Columbine)    
Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)
Baptisia (Wild Indigo)     
Bergenia
Caryopteris    
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)    
Delphinum
Dianthus (Cheddar Pinks)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxglove)    
Euphorbia (Spruge)
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)    
Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
Geranium (Cranesbill)    
Grasses
Hellebore    
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Iris   
Lamium (Spotted Deadnettle)
Leucanthemum (Daisies)    
Liatrus (Gayfeather)
Ligularia    
Liriope (Lilyturf)
Monarda (Bee Balm)    
Nepeta (Catmint)
Paeonia (Peony)    
Papaver (Poppy)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)    
Phlox
Polumonaria (Lungwort)    
Salvia
Sempernivum (Hens and Chicks)
Stachs (Lambs Ear)
Thymus (Creeping Thyme)

GROUNDCOVER

Ajuga
Creeping Thyme
Lamium
Liriope
Myrtle/Vinca
Sweet Woodruff