The Q&A Archives: Deer Proof Plants

Question: Is there anything that I can put in a hanging basket that deer won't eat?

Answer: There's hope! Ageratum (Ageratum spp.) Begonia (Begonia spp.) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium lecanthum) Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana) Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.) Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.) Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria) Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus wrightii) Indigo Spires (Salvia spp.) Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes spp.) Periwinkle (Vinca rosea) Savory (Satureia spp.) Sword Fern (Nephrolepis spp.) Verbena (Verbena spp.) Wood Fern (Dryopteris spp.) Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) Zexmenia (Zexmenia hispida) and Zinnia (Zinnia spp.) are all deer resistant.

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