13 Deer-Resistant Plants

A challenge many of us face is making pretty flower pots, planters and gardens from which the deer won’t eat the flowers. Deer have a wide range of plants in their diet, but there are a few that they stay away from unless the plant is outside in the middle of a brutally cold winter.

Here are 13 plants you can quite safely depend on the flowers not being eaten by the deer; Iíve tried most of them and they have been safe, a testament because three or four deer come by my house on most days:

Bleeding heart
Boxwood
Coneflower (Echinacea)
Holly
Iris
Marigold
Nasturtium
Northern red oak
Snapdragon
Spruce
Strawflower
Yucca
Zinnia

By Annie B. Bond

89 comments

Marianne Good
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

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Vita Pagh
Vita P4 years ago

Thanks for tips.

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Debbie Fry
Debbie Fry4 years ago

I do also live in NE PA Mts. and have most of these plants. I haven't had many problems with these plants, but there is so much else here maybe they just choose the others

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

ty

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Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T4 years ago

Thanks for the good info..

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Angela B.
Angela B4 years ago

Thank You :)

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper4 years ago

Not a problem where I live but thanks

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

ty

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Barbara D.
Past Member 4 years ago

In NE Pennsylvania I've learned that there's no such thing as deer resistant plants!! When they're hungry they'll eat anything!

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JL A.
JL A4 years ago

good to know

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