The Q&A Archives: Deer-deterring Plants

Question: I would like to know what flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees are deer proof? Where I live the deer are plentiful and they eat everything in sight. Other than building a 7 ft. fence what can I do to prevent them from eating my plants, and/or which plants will the deer not eat? Watching Sadly in Texas, Amy Welsh Canyon Lake, TX

Answer: Some plants that deer tend to shy away from (but they'll eat anything if hungry enough) are listed below, Fuzzy or fibrous leafed plants: ferns, ornamental grass wormwood, lambs ears bugloss Virginia bluebells forget-me-not lungwort foxgloves poppies daffodils lily of the valley Check you local County Extension agent for more details in your area..

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