Deer-Resistant Plants

Deer-Resistant Plants

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Deer-Resistant

While deer-proof plants do not exist, there are a number of options that deer typically turn away from. Improve your odds by planting from our list.
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Shrubs

  • Abelia x grandiflora - Glossy Abelia 
  • Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus 
  • Arctostaphylos - Manzanita 
  • Bamboo 
  • Berberis - Barberry 
  • Buddleja - Butterfly Bush 
  • Buxus - Boxwood 
  • Callistemon - Bottlebrush 
  • Calluna vulgaris - Scotch Heather 
  • Ceanothus - Wild Lilac 
  • Cistus (most) - Rockrose 
  • Coleonema - Breath Of Heaven 
  • Coprosma - Mirror Plant 
  • Correa - Australian Fushia 
  • Cotoneaster 
  • Daphne 
  • Dodonaea viscosa - “Hopseed” Bush 
  • Erica - Heath 
  • Escallonia 
  • Feijoa - Pineapple Guava 
  • Grevillia 
  • Hypericum - St. Johnswort 
  • Ilex - Holly 
  • Juniperus - Juniper 
  • Lantana 
  • Lavandula - Lavender 
  • Lavatera - Tree Mallow 
  • Leonotis - Lion’s Tail 
  • Leptospermum - Tea Tree
  • Mahonia 
  • Myoporum
  • Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo 
  • Nerium oleander - Oleander 
  • Plumbago auriculata - Cape Plumbago 
  • Pyracantha - Firethorn 
  • Rhododendron - (Not Azaleas) 
  • Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary 
  • Salvia - Sage 
  • Sarcococca - Sweet Box 
  • Spiraea 
  • Syringa - Lilac 
  • Teucrium - Germander 
  • Tibouchina urvilleana- Princess Flower 
  • Viburnum 
  • Westringia fruitcosa - Coast Rosemary 

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Annuals, Bulbs & Perennials

Euphorbia Plant
  • Achillea - Yarrow 
  • Agapanthus - Lily Of The Nile 
  • Agave 
  • Armeria - Thrift, Sea Pink 
  • Artemisia 
  • Begonia, Tuberous 
  • Brachyscome - Swan River Daisy 
  • Carex - Sedge 
  • Cerastium tomentosum - Snow-In-Summer 
  • Coreopsis 
  • Dahlia 
  • Dietes - Fortnight Lily 
  • Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower 
  • Erigeron - Fleabane 
  • Erodium reichardii - Cranesbill 
  • Erysimum - Wallflower 
  • Eschscholzia californica - California Poppy
  • Euphorbia 
  • Euryops 
  • Festuca glauca - Common Blue Fescue 
  • Gaillardia x grandiflora - Blanket Flower 
  • Geranium - Cranesbill 
  • Helichrysum 
  • Helleborus - Hellebore
  • Hemerocallis - Daylily 

  • Kniphofia - Red-Hot Poker 
  • Lamium - Dead Nettle 
  • Limonium - Statice, Sea Lavender 
  • Liriope - Lily Turf 
  • Mimulus - Monkey Flower 
  • Miscanthus - Eulalia 
  • Nepeta - Catmint 
  • Origanum - Oregano, Marjoram
  • Pennisetum - Fountain Grass 
  • Penstemon - Beard Tongue 
  • Phlomis 
  • Phlox subulata - Moss Pink 
  • Rudbeckia hirta - Gloriosa Daisy 
  • Santolina 
  • Sisyrinchium 
  • Stachys byzantina - Lamb’s Ears 
  • Stipa - Feather Grass 
  • Tagetes lemmonii -Copper Canyon Daisy 
  • Thymus - Thyme 
  • Tulbaghia violacea - Society Garlic 
  • Verbena 
  • Viola odorata - Sweet Violet 
  • Zantedeschia - Calla 
  • Zauschneria - California Fucshia 

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