Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants

The following is a list of plant material that deer will normally not eat. However, when populations become large, or during periods of prolonged drought, these plants may come under attack by deer trying to survive on plants that they would normally not prefer. Feeding or watering deer will generally discourage them, but may increase their presence in your yard.

Perennials Annuals Grasses / Vines
VERONICA
SOCIETY GARLIC
SANTOLINA
BLUEBONNET
PROSTRATE ROSEMARY
DWARF PLUMBAGO
PLUMBAGO
GERMANDER
ENGLISH IVY
DAYLILY
CANDYTUFT
AGAPANTHUS
COLUMBINE
ARTEMESIA
ASTER
MEXICAN HEATHER
SHRIMP PLANT
LANTANA
LIATRIS [GAYFEATHER]
BEE BALM
RUDBECKIA
SALVIA COCCINEA
SALVIA GREGGII
SALVIA LEUCANTHA
SKULLCAP
MEX. MINT MARIGOLD
ESPERANZA
VERBENA
YARROW
THRIFT
ASTILBE
SWAN RIVER DAISY
MARGUERITE DAISY
COREOPSIS
FOXGLOVE
CONEFLOWER
GAILLARDIA
LAMB’S EAR
PHLOX SUBULATA
CALADIUMS
CALENDULA
PERIWINKLE [VINCA]
ZINNIA
AGERATUM
GRASS
GAZANIA
CYCLAMEN
DAHLIA
CROSS VINE
TRUMPET VINE
CAROLINA JESSAMINE
CORAL HONEYSUCKLE
BUTTERFLY VINE
VIRGINIA CREEPER
WISTERIA
CAPE HONEYSUCKLE
MISCANTHUS
MUHLY GRASS
FOUNTAIN GRASS
BEAR GRASS
Groundcovers Shrubs
CAST IRON PLANT
ENGLISH IVY
VINCA MAJOR
VINCA MINOR
AJUGA
ASIAN JASMINE
HOLLY FERN
RIVER FERN
LIRIOPE
MONKEY GRASS
DWF. MONKEY GRASS
ABELIA
BAMBOO
BARBERRY
BUTTERFLY BUSH
FLOWERING QUINCE
COTONEASTER   ELAEAGNUS
AGAVE
PINEAPPLE GUAVA
HOLLIES
JUNIPERS
MAHONIA
WAX MYRTLE
NANDINA
OLEANDER
PYRACANTHA
SUMAC
VIBURNUM
YEL DAISY BUSH
PALMS
JAPANESE YEW
SOTOL
RED YUCCA
YUCCA