Deer Resistant Plants
Plant Deer Resistant Plants and flowers, and discover remedies to keep deer away . Don't let them nibble on your beautiful garden! Not all plants are deer proof, but you'll find some on this list that are certainly worth growing for that reason.
Lots of beautiful plants are considered deer proof, and make a nice addition to the garden.
In addition to planting ones they don't like, consider some of the other ways to deter them.
Unless you plant deer resistant plants,hungry deer could destroy a garden in record time.
Hungry deer will nibble on just about anything! They particulary like rose plants, so you have to outsmart the beautiful creatures!
As sweet as they look, these beasts will nibble through your garden in no time! They'll come sneaking in, in the middle of the night, and eat away at all your hard work!
How do you know it was deer? You'll see ragged edges on the ends of the nibbled plants. Because deer don't have upper incisors, they have to tear their food, rather than bite clean through. Also look for hoof prints on the ground.
Since deer are creatures of habit, they will maintain their grazing pattern until the food source runs out.
Roses that are Rarely bothered by deer
Follow this link for a list of
Deer Resistant Roses
Deer Resistant Plants
Here is a list of plants that deer turn their noses up to.
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Bugleweed (Ajuga spp.)
Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
Foxglove (Digitalis spp.)
Marigold (Tagetes spp.)
Periwinkle (Vinca spp.)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea spp)
Sage (Salvia spp)
Thyme (Thymus spp)
Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris spp)
Yarrow (Achillea spp)
More Deer Proof Plants
Lady's mantle (Alchemillia Mollis)Cosmos (Cosmos Sulphureus)
Maiden Grass (Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus)(One of MY favorites!)
Bell Flower (Campanula Punctata)
In my garden, Dusty Miller, Lady's Mantle, and Maiden Grass add beautiful contrast to the garden. I also have clumps of Coneflower. Don't be afraid to try some of these plants if they will do well in your planting zone, they add much to the garden, along with deterring the deer.
More Deer Resistant Perennials with pictures
Tips to Deter the Deer
Along with planting some deer resistant plants, try a few of these ideas to keep deer away.
Put some highly scented bars of soap in a mesh bag, or a nylon stocking,and suspend them near the rose bushes.
Spray the plants with a scent repellant such as Liquid Fence.
Since the scent repels the deer, they don't have to taste the plant to find out they don't like it.
Although the Liquid Fence will last through a rain, it will need to be repeated to protect new growth.
The scent of a dog will repell most deer. Dog hair (Or human) spread around the plants, can deter the deer.
Deer Fence: Standard Perimeter
7.5ft x 100ft
If possible, install motion sensor lights. The sudden change will scare the deer off.
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