Deer-Proof Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Glenview, IL
Question by MchlStglmr
April 23, 2000
What kinds of flowers can I plant that the deer won't eat?

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2000


Deer can be a real problem and lsts of deer-resistant plants exist but I must warn you...if they are really hungry they'll eat just about anything, regardless. And, hunger expands their palate and increases their bravery.

Sprays of egg solids, hot pepper oil and other such ingredients are available and may help some, especially when the deer "pressure" is not too high. Human hair (from the local barber shop) in bags made of hosery and perfumed soaps have worked for me when they had other options to feed upon. Finally, here are some sites that may help you find those plants they prefer to avoid. Keep in mind that plants recommended for another part of the country may not do well in your area:

Thanks for the question and good luck!

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