The Q&A Archives: Deers

Question: Do you know which annuals and perennials deer will not eat?

Answer: There are lists of deer resistant plants, but hungry deer will eat almost anything so there are no guarantees. Here's a partial list of plants deer generally ignore: Flowers: Achillea spp. Yarrow, Aquilegia spp. Columbine, Astilbe spp. Astilbe, Coreopsis spp. Tickseed, Dianthus spp. Pinks, Dicentra spp. Bleeding Heart, Digitalis spp. Foxglove, Echinacea spp. Purple Coneflower, Epimedium spp. Epimedium, Eupatorium purpureum Bluestem Joe-Pye-Weed, Geranium spp. Cranesbill, Geranium; Helleborus spp. Hellebore, Helianthus spp. Sunflower, Iberis spp. Candytuft, Iris spp. Iris ,Lavendula spp. Lavender, Liatris spicata Spike Gay-Feather, Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion, Narcissus spp. Daffodil, Pulmonaria spp. Lungwort, Rudbechia spp. Coneflower, Solidago spp. Goldenrod ,Veronica officinalis Speedwell, Yucca filimentosa Yucca. Vines: Celastrus spp. Bittersweet, Clematis spp. Clematis, Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy ,Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle.

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