deer - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by barbpipkin
June 30, 2010
what plants deter deer
they are eating all my perennials

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Even plants touted as deer resistant can become food for hungry deer. You can try products such as Liquid Fence or Deer Away to repel the deer. Fencing is the only real solution to the problem. 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 might ignore:
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

Celastrus spp. Bittersweet
Clematis spp. Clematis
Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy
Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle

Amorpha canescens Lead Plant
Berberis Koreana Korean Barberry
Berberis thunbergii Japanese Barberry
Caragana arborescens 'Sutherland' Sutherland Caragana
Caragana arborescens 'Lorbergi' Fernleaf Caragana
Caragana aurantiaca Pygmy Caragana
Caragana frutex Russian Caragana
Caragana frutex Dwarf Russian
Ceanothus velutinus Snowbush Ceanothus
Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera Osier Dogwood
Eleagnus angustifolia Russian Olive
Eleagnus commutata Silverberry
Halimodendron halodendron Siberian Salt Tree
Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii' Hetz Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Lividus' Lividus Creeping Juniper
Juniperus sabina 'Von Ehron' Von Ehron Savin Juniper
Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush
Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle
Philadelphus spp. Mockorange
Prunus americana American plum
Prunus fruticosa Groundcherry
Prunus tenella Dwarf Russian Almond
Rosa rugosa Rugose rose
Rosa virginiana Virginia Rose
Rosa wichuraiana Memorial Rose
Rosa 'Betty Bland' Betty Bland Rose
Rosa 'Haidee' Haidee Rose
Rhus trilobata Fragrant Sumac
Rhamnus cathartica Common Buckthorn
Sheperdia argentea Buffaloberry
Spiraea spp. Bridalwreath
Syringa villosa Late Lilac
Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac
Viburnum opulus Highbush Cranberry

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