GOT DEER?

Do you have deer problems but don’t want to put up a fence?  Then it’s time to consider altering some of your garden plants to those less attractive for deer to munch on!
The list of plants below is known to be less palatable to deer, either because they taste or smell unpleasant or have prickles.

ANNUALS

Ageratum houstonianum
Antirrhinum majus  (snapdragons)
Begonia tuberous
Bellis (english daisy)
Calendula officinalis (pot marigolds)
Campanula medium (canterbury bells)
Clarkia (godetia)
Cordyline
Cosmos
Dahlia
Impatiens wallerana (impatiens)
Tagetes (marigold)
Zinnia

PERENNIALS

Achillea (all varieties)
Aconitium (monkshood)
Agapanthus (lily of the nile)
Ajuga   
Anemone hybrida
Anthemia tinctoria (perennial marguerite)
Aquilegia            
Artichoke
Arabis (rock cress)
Asparagus falcatus
Aster
Astilbe
Bamboo
Bergenia
Blackberry
Borage
Callistemon (bottle brush)
Calluna (heather)
Caraway

 

Chives
Chrysanthemum
Cerastium (Snow in summer)
Centaurea (bachelor buttons)
Cortaderia selloana (pampas grass)
Crocosmia (Monbretia)
Cimicifuga
Cistus (sun rose)
Crocus
Coreopsis
Daffodil
Delphinium        
Dicentra (bleeding hearts)
Doronicum daisy
Erica (heather) 
Echium                
Eranthis (winter aconite)
Eschscholzia californica  (California poppy)
Fern                      
Fennel                 
Fritillaria              
Freesia                
Gaillardia            
Galanthus (snowdrop)
Galium (sweet woodruff)
Gelsemium sempervirens
Gaultheria (salal and wintergreen)
Helleborus (Christmas rose)    
Hemerocallis (day lily)
Hosta
Iris
Kniphofia uvaria (red hot poker)  
Lamium
Lathyrus (perennial sweet pea)
Laurus nobilis (bay laurel)

 

Lavendula (lavender)
Laurentia fluviatilis (Blue Star creeper)                               
Leucojum (summer snowflake)
Lupinus (lupins)
Lychis coronaria
Monarda
Myosotis (forget-me-not)
Majoram
Mentha (mint)
Nepeta (catmint)
Oregano
Oenethera (evening primrose)
Papaver (Oriental and nudicaule poppies)
Peony
Parsley
Pelargonium (most geraniums)
Perovskai atriciplifolia (Russian sage)
Primula
Phormium (New Zealand flax)
Rhubarb
Rosemary
Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan)
Salvia
Santolina (cotton lavender)
Senecio (dusty miller, Senecio greyi)
Stachys byzantina
Thymes
Verbena
Veronica
Vinca (periwinkle)
Zantedeschia (calla lily)

SHRUBS, VINES AND TREES

Abies (true firs)
Acer (except Japanese varieties)               
Albizia julibrissin (Silk Tree)            Araucaria (monkey puzzle tree)
Arbutus unedo (strawberry bush, will eat the fruit)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (kinnickinick)
Bamboo
Berberis
Birch
Blackberries
Buddleia (butterfly bush)
Buxus (boxwood)
Caryopteris
Caltalpa
Chameyparis (cypress)
Chamaerops (most palms)
Choisya ternata (Mexican orange)                                Clematis              
Cotinus coggygria (Smoke bush)    Cotoneaster
Cytisus  (broom)
Cornus kousa (dogwood)
Cryptomeria (plume cedar)
Daphne
Duetzia gracillis
Elaeagnus pungens               
Euonymus japonica
Eucalyptus
Fraxinus (ash tree)
Fragaria chilensis (wild strawberry)
Genista monosperma (broom)
Gleditsia triacanthos
Hedera (ivy)

 

Humulus (hops)
Ilex (holly)
Juniper
Jasminum (Jasmine)
Kerria japonica
Larix (larch)
Leptospermum (tea tree)
Liquidambar straciflua (Sweet Gum tree)
Lonicera (honeysuckle)
Nandina domestica (false bamboo)
Potentilla (deciduous types)
Pinus (pine)
Picea (spruce)
Robinia pseudocacia
Ribes (flowering currant)
Rhus (sumac)
Rhododendron (but not azaleas)
Sequoia
Sorbus (mountain ash
Spirea
Syringa vulgaris (lilac)
Viburnum
Walnut
Weigela
Wisteria
Yucca