Deer-resistant Perennial Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Dunlap, IL
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Question by dshanks1
February 17, 2001
I am looking for deer-resistant perennial flowers for areas in partial or total shade. Any suggestions?
Thank You!

Answer from NGA
February 17, 2001
As you know, deer can be a real problem. There are lists of deer-resistant plants, but if deer 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:

Thanks for the question and good luck!

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