Deer Resistant Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Oakland, CA
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Question by lorizo
January 28, 2004
What are good choices for deer resistant plants?

Answer from NGA
January 28, 2004
Deer can be a real problem, and lists of deer-resistant plants exist, but I must warn you, 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. Keep in mind that plants recommended for another part of the country may not do well in your area: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu... http://aggie-horticulture.tamu... http://www.fullertonlandscapes... Thanks for the question and good luck!

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