Plants Deer Do Not Like

Plants deer do not like…

If your garden is anything like mine, you have seen a deer lurking around at some point, or have seen the leftovers in the morning of a late night snack being had.

Man…I love deer, but……man!

We have had “grandmother deer” (that is how intimately we know each other) with her front hooves on the back deck, eating some green tomatoes from the wicking beds.

In an effort to spare some of your harvest, here are some ideas to include into your space. Plants deer do not like. And, if planted strategically, could hide the plants they do. It is important to find a variety that will thrive in your climate zone, and a variety that is not a local noxious weed.

This will be an ever growing list, so if you know of a plant deer do not like that’s not on the list, leave a comment and I will add it.

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Marigold

Sages

Oregano

Mint

Rosemary

Thyme

Chameleon plant

Obedient plant

Queen-Anne’s lace

Clematis

Wisteria

Blackberries

Butterfly (Milk) weed

Foxgloves

Holly

Lamb’s-ears

Periwinkle

Spurge

Other plants that deer do not like but are more beneficial to humans (edible, medicinal, etc) include:

Sea Buckthorn

Salvia Nemerosa

Horseradish

Yarrow

Lilac

Linden

Dianthus

Currants

Asters

Anise Hyssop

Tarragon

Catmint

Russian Sage

Willow

Chives

Lavenfer

Lemon Balm

Rhubarb

Raspberry

Mountain Ash

Black-eyed Susan

Juniper

Veronica Speedwell

Firs

Goldenrod

Borage

Lupin

Alliums

Astilbe

Russian Olive

Spruce

Asparagus

Beebalm

Sedum

Chokecherry

Monkshood

Gooseberry

Globe Thistle

Ostrich Fern