Annuals and Perennials Resistant to Deer - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, No
Question by mywylie
March 15, 2009
I need some suggestions for flowers to plant under a tree that the deer won't eat. I would prefer something with some color besides marigolds.

Answer from NGA
March 15, 2009


A large population of hungry deer will eat almost any plant available, but the plants below are generally thought of as being plants deer do not prefer to eat unless they are starving! Perennials: Achillea, Artemisia, Astilbe, Campanula, Coreopsis, Dicentra, Digitalis, Erigeron, Gaillardia, Helleborus, Malva, Monarda, Stachys, Trollius, Verbena, and Tricyrtis. Some annuals include: Ageratum, Alyssum, Zinnia, Snapdragon and Lobelia.

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