Deer - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kzlz1
April 23, 2010
What landscaping/plants are deer resistant and will grow in the shade.

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2010


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 shade loving plants deer generally ignore: Flowers - Columbine Astilbe spp.; Astilbe; Dicentra spp. Bleeding Heart; Digitalis spp. Foxglove; Epimedium spp. Epimedium; Cranesbill Geranium; Helleborus spp. Hellebore; Iris spp. Iris; Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion; Narcissus spp. Daffodil; Pulmonaria spp. Lungwort. Vines: Clematis spp. Clematis; Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy.

Shrubs: Amorpha canescens Lead Plant; Caragana arborescens 'Sutherland' Sutherland Caragana; Ceanothus velutinus Snowbush Ceanothus; Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood; Cornus stolonifera Osier Dogwood; Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush; Philadelphus spp. Mockorange; Viburnum opulus Highbush Cranberry. Hope this information is helpful.

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