Top Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Region
Deer-Resistant Plants for the Northeast
Deer-Resistant Plants for the Midwest
From Minnesota to Missouri, countless gardeners have had their landscape dreams dashed by deer. Your best bet for stopping your yard from being turned into a buffet is growing tough native plants such as bluestar, coreopsis, lungwort, penstemon, and coneflower.
Deer-Resistant Plants for the South
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. Fortunately, there are several hardy species that also won't get mowed down by deer. A few popular choices include ajuga, allium, coralbells, salvia, and yucca.
Deer-Resistant Plants for the Pacific Northwest
It may seem like a gardener's paradise, but the Pacific Northwest is also a deer paradise with plenty of lush fodder for them in the landscape. Fortunately, you can make your yard less appealing to them by growing unappetizing species such as bellflower, foxglove, epimedium, ligularia, and meadow rue.
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. But there are actually plenty of options you can grow so the deer go elsewhere to do their grazing. Agave, blanket flower, lavender, rosemary, and snow-in-summer are just a few that will do the trick.
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, such as California fuchsia, hedgehog cactus, hens and chicks, shasta daisy, and soapwort.