The Q&A Archives: Deer resistant plants

Question: I need some suggestions for flowers to plant under a tree that the deer won't eat. I would prefer something with some color besides marigolds.

Answer: A large population of hungry deer will eat almost any plant available, but the plants below are generally thought of as being plants deer do not prefer to eat unless they are starving! Perennials: Achillea, Artemisia, Astilbe, Campanula, Coreopsis, Dicentra, Digitalis, Erigeron, Gaillardia, Helleborus, Malva, Monarda, Stachys, Trollius, Verbena, and Tricyrtis. Some annuals include: Ageratum, Alyssum, Zinnia, Snapdragon and Lobelia.

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