Deer Resistant Perennials for Partial to Full Shade

  • Aconitum (Monkshood)
  • Aegopodium (Snow on Mountain)
  • Ajuga (Bungleweed)
  • Alchemillia (Lady’s Mantle)
  • Aquilegia (Columbine)
  • Asbilbe (Fasle Spirea)
  • Bergenia (Pig Squeak)
  • Brunnera
  • Chelone (Turtlehead)
  • Cimicifuga
  • Convallaria (Lily of Vally)
  • Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
  • Digitalis (Foxglove)
  •  Epimedium (Barrenword)
  • Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
  • Helleborus
  • Heuchera (Coral Bells)
  • Heucherella (Foamy Bells)
  • Lamium (Dead Nettle)
  • Ligularia
  • Lysimachia (Creeping Jenny)
  • Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
  • Rodgersia (Rodger’s Flower)
  • Tiarella (Foam Flower)
  • Vinca (Periwinkle)

Deer Resistant Perennials Sun

  •  Achillea (Yarrow)

  • Alluim (Ornamental Onion)

  • Artemisia (Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormwood)

  • Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)

  • Aster

  • Baptisia (False Indigo)

  • Buddleia

  • Campanula (Bellflower)

  • Centranthus (Jupiter’s Beard)

  • Cerastium (Snow in Summer)

  • Coreopsis (Tickseed)

  • Dalea (Prairie Clover)

  • Delphinium (Larkspur)

  • Dianthus

  • Echinacea (Coneflower)

  • Echinops (Globe Thistle)

  • Eriogonum (Buckwheat)

  • Erynguim (Sea Holly)

  • Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)

  • Euphorbia (Cushion Spurge)

  • Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

  • Geranium (Cranesbill)

  • Geum

  • Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath)

  • Helenium (Sun Rose)

  • Helianthus (Perennial Sunflower)

  • Hibiscus (Rose Mallow)

  • Iberis

  • (Candytuft)

  • Iris

  • Lavendula (Lavender)

  • Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy)

  • Liatris (Gay Feather)

  • Limonium (Sea Lavender)

  • Lobelia (Cardinal)

  • Lupinus (Lupine)

  • Lychnis

  • Monarda (Bee Balm)

  • Nepeta (Catmint)

  • Oenothera (Sundrops or Primrose)

  • Paeonia (Peony)

  • Papaver (Poppy)

  • Penstemon (Beard Tongue)

  • Perovskia (Russian Sage)

  • Platycodon (Balloon Flower)

  • Polemonium (Jacobs Ladder)

  • Potentilla (Cinquefoil)

  • Rudeckia (Black Eyed Susan)

  • Salvia

  • Scaviosa (Pincusion Flower)

  • Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)

  • Stachys (Lamb’s Ear)

  • Thymus (Thyme)

  • Trollius (Globe Flower)

  • Veronica (Speedwell) 

Deer Resistant Vines

Clematis
  • Campsis (Trumpet Vine)
  • Clematis

Deer Resistant Ferns

Athyrium
  • Athyrium (Japanese Painted Fern & Lady Fern)

  • Matteuccia (Ostrich Fern)
  • Osmunda (Royal Fern)

Deer Resistant Perennial Grasses

  • Chasmantium (Wild Oat Grass)
  • Festuca (Fescue Grass)
  • Hakonechloa
  • Helictotrichon (Blue Oat Grass)
  • Calamagrostis (Karl Foerster)
  •  Miscanthus (Maiden Grass)
  • Panicum (Switch Grass)
  • Pennisetum (Fountain Grass)
  • Sorghastrum (Indian Grass)
  • Schizachyrium (Little Blue Stem)
Hakonechloa

Deer Resistant Annuals

Mums
Impatiens
  •  Ageratum
  • Alyssum
  • Annual Grasses
  • Antirrhunum (Snapdragon)
  • Argyranthemum (Boston Daisy)
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Aster
  • Bacopa
  • Bidens
  • Calendula (Marigold)
  • Chrysanthemum (Mum)
  • Chrysocephelum (Strawflower)     (Formally Helichrysum)
  • Coleus
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlia
  • Dianthus (Carnation)
  • Dolochos (Hyacinth Bean Vine)
  • Dracaena
  • Euphorbia
  • Felicia Daisy
  • Gazania
  • Geranium (Scented Geranium)
  • Geranium
  • Helianthus (Sunflower)
  • Helichrysum (Licorice Vine)
  • Helichrysum (Strawflower)           (Now Chrysocephelum )

  • Heliotrope

  • Impatiens

  • Jacobaea (Dusty Miller)

  • Lamium Vine

  • Lantana

  • Lobelia

  • Lobularia

  • Millet

  • Nasturtium

  • Penstemon

  • Pentas

  • Phlox

  • Portulaca (Moss Rose)

  • Primula (Primrose)

  • Rudbeckia

  • Salvia

  • Sanvitalia

  • Scavola (Fan Flower

  • Thunbergia (Black Eyed Susan)

  • Torenia

  • Tradescantia (Bolivian Jew)

  • Verbena

  • Vinca

  • Zinnia

Deer Resistant Bulbs

  •  Allium (Ornamental Onion)

  • Chionodoxa  (Glory of the Snow)

  • Crocus

  • Daffodil

  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite)

  •  Galanthus (Snowdrops)
  • Hyacinth
  • Puschkinia (Striped Squill)
  • Scilla (Siberian Squill)
Hyacinth

Deciduous Deer Resistant Shrubs

  •  Berberis (Barberry)

  • Caragana (Pea Shrub)

  • Chaenomeles (Quince)

  • Chrysothamnus (Rabbitbruh)

  • Cytisus (Broom)

  • Forsythia

  • Genista (Lydia Broom)

  • Hippophae (Sea Buckthorn)

  • Hypericum (Ames St. John’s Wort)

  • Ilex (Holly or Winterberry)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)

  • Mahonia (Oregon Grape)

  • Potentilla

  • Philadelphus (Mock Orange)

  • *Physocarpus (Ninebark)

  • Rhus (Fragrant Sumac)

  • *Sambucus (Elderberry)

  • Sheperdia (Buffaloberry)

  • Sorbia (Sem Ash Leaf Spirea)

  • Spirea

  • Symphoricarpus (Coralberry/Snowberry)

  • Ribes (Alpine Currant)

  • Yacca

Mahonia
Hippophae

Deer Resistant Evergreens

Juniperus
  • *Juniperus (Juniper)

  • *Picea (Spruce)

Deer Resistant Deciduous Trees 

Birch
  • *Betula (Birch)

    Caragana (Pea Shrub)

    Celtis (Hackberry)

  • *Crataegus (Hawthorn)

    Gleditsia (Honeylocust)

    Robinia (Black Locust)

Note:

It is important to note that deer will nibble on new, soft growth of almost anything. 

It is also important to fence all young trees. Not only because lower branches are in reach of deer, but the trunks can get raked by antlers possibly killing your new tree.

 Nothing is 100% deer proof, but the plants listed above should give you a fighting chance! 

All plants on the above lists can be purchased at Landon’s! 

Happy Planting!

*plants are mostly resistant to deer browsing