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Deer Resistant Plants
According to California Extension Leaflet #2167 and other sources the
following plants are considered deer resistant:
An online version is available, with links to the plants we carry.
Spaeralcea(Orange Globe Mallow)
Anthum graveolens (Dill)
Shrubs & Trees
I’ve also heard:
Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis)
Mexican hair grass (Stipa)
New Zealand flax
In my yard I have: peonies, daisies, grape hyacinth, daffodils, chives, bee balm, thyme, mint, silver mound, salvia, Russian sage, columbine, anemone, bleeding heart, iris, sedum, hollyhocks, cosmos, lily of the valley, paprika yarrow… the deer seem to leave it all alone and I occasionally mist everything with deer repellent… the minty kind.
The deer ate my tulips (I’m transplanting them somewhere that I can net for next year). I have spinach, delphinium & asters growing under nets. I planted some annuals, basil & cilantro in pots on the deck and I have two roses in whiskey barrels on the deck.
I plan to add more wildflowers next summer but I will try to stick with things on the list. Except sweetpeas…. I want sweetpeas. I might have to build a big planter on the deck for those or create another deer-net sculpture to protect them.
My mother-in-law lives up the road a ways and the deer eat her daffodils & bleeding heart…. Go figure.
Oh, and can I just add that I love the highcountrygardens.com website?