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 2 years ago

Thanks.

Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

Thanks for tips.

Debbie Fry
Debbie Fry3 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

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

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Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.3 years ago

Thanks for the good info..

Angela B.
Angela B.3 years ago

Thank You :)

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper3 years ago

Not a problem where I live but thanks

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

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Barbara D.
Past Member 3 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!

JL A.
JL A.3 years ago

good to know