Deer Resistant Plants

If you garden, and if you share your garden with deer, chances are that you have learned a bit about what plants they love to eat, and what they often leave alone. This list is designed to help you add variety to your garden without putting the “Buffet Open” sign out for those doe-eyed darlings.

Qualities deer-resistant plants commonly share:

Plant characteristics that attract deer:

Points to consider:

Deer resistant plant list in three sections:

Biennials & Perennials Annuals Vegetables

All plants rated by their level of deer resistance:

  • Rarely: Deer seldom browse these plants.
  • Occasionally: Deer tend to stay away, may browse plants when alternate food sources are scarce.
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Written by Mary Garcia.