The Q&A Archives: Deer Resistant

Question: I have a beautiful lake home in Texas...BUT the deer are eating everything I have. Can you recommend Deer Resistant/drought tolerant plants, shrubs, perferrably perennials?

Answer: The following perennials don't seem to be as attractive to deer as others so you might give them a try: Ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum) Amaryllis (Hippeastrum x Johnsonii) Angel Trumpet (Datura spp ) Bouncing Bet / Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Silver King Artemisia (Artemisia ludoviciana) Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii ) Bearded Iris (Iris spp) Blue Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) Copper Canyon Daisy (Tagetes lemonii) Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria) Elephant Ears (Alocasia spp./Colocasia spp.) Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum) Goldmoss Sedum (Sedum acre) Gray Santolina or Lavender Cotton (Santolina hamaecyparissus) Green Santolina (Santolina virens) Hummingbird Bush (Anisacanthus wrightii) Indigo Spires Salvia (Salvia 'Indigo Spires') Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa) Lantana (Lantana spp) Mallow Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) Marguerite (Chrysanthemum frutescens) Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea ) Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris) Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera ) Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida) Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longifolia) Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Spined Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp) Split Leaf Philodendron (P. selloum ) Texas Betony (Stachys coccinea) Wedelia (Wedelia trilobata) Wormwood (Artemisia absinthum) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis) Evergreen Pavonia (Pavonia hastata) Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum Pseudocapsicum) Perilla/Shiso (Perilla frutescens 'Atropurpurea) Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) Society Garlic (Tulbaghia fragrens) Good luck with your garden!

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