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Top Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Region

We've pulled together the top deer-resistant plants for each region. Click through the slides to find your region's best plants.


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    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the Northeast

      Tough winters aren't the biggest challenge that many Northeastern gardeners have to face; the region hosts hordes of hungry deer. Try these deer-resistant plants in your landscape -- the critters usually avoid them so you can garden in peace.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the Midwest

      From Minnesota to Missouri, countless gardeners have had their landscape dreams dashed by deer. Stop your yard from being turned into a buffet with these tough plants.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the South

      This diverse region -- from Florida into Texas -- offers a ton of great garden plants. But many are deer favorites so it's important to pick varieties the deer don't like.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the Mountain West & High Plains

      Plants have to be tough to thrive in the sometimes-arid conditions of the Mountain West and the High Plains. Choose these plants so your yard won't be mowed down by deer.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the Pacific Northwest

      It may seem like a gardener's paradise, but the Pacific Northwest is filled with challenges from giant slugs to hungry deer. Put an end to the latter in your yard with these plants.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for the Desert Southwest

      It may seem -- especially to new gardeners -- as if virtually nothing grows in this region...and what does is gobbled up by deer. Try these plants to send the deer to graze in other gardens.

    • Deer-Resistant Plants for Southern California

      People enjoy Southern California's sometimes picture-perfect weather, but so do herds of mule deer. Enjoy a beautiful garden without these four-legged fiends by picking plants they'll pass by.

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      Next Slideshow Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

      Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

      Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.
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