Deer resistant, shade tolerant perrentials - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, NJ
Question by jmon607739
May 21, 2006
I own a landscaping company and the problem with deer keeps getting worse in the landscapes we install. Looking to add some perrenials to a graden that has a problem with deer and is shady. Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 21, 2006


In my experience a fence is really the only reliable long term deer strategy, although some gardeners have success using the spray on repellents. Please keep in mind that deer resistant plant lists are not totally reliable because deer learn to eat new plants, especially if the browse pressure is severe or the winter is brutal. Having said that, the following web page includes links to numerous lists that you may find helpful. Good luck with your clients! (You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.)


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