deer resistant plants - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Susan Sum
Park Ridge, Ne
Question by turq2117
April 20, 2009
Looking for any deer resistant or ground hog resistant plants in annuals, perennials and bulbs for Northern New Jersey. Please help.


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2009

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There are lists of deer resistant plants, but hungry deer will eat almost anything so there are no guarantees. Here's a partial list of plants deer generally ignore: Flowers Achillea spp. Yarrow Aquilegia spp. Columbine Astilbe spp. Astilbe Coreopsis spp. Tickseed Dianthus spp. Pinks Dicentra spp. Bleeding Heart Digitalis spp. Foxglove Echinacea spp. Purple Coneflower Epimedium spp. Epimedium Eupatorium purpureum Bluestem Joe-Pye-Weed Geranium spp. Cranesbill, Geranium Helleborus spp. Hellebore Helianthus spp. Sunflower Iberis spp. Candytuft Iris spp. Iris Lavendula spp. Lavender Liatris spicata Spike Gay-Feather Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion Narcissus spp. Daffodil Pulmonaria spp. Lungwort Rudbechia spp. Coneflower Solidago spp. Goldenrod Veronica officinalis Speedwell Yucca filimentosa Yucca Vines Celastrus spp. Bittersweet Clematis spp. Clematis Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle.

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