If there's one thing we have in common as gardeners, it's the need to ward off unwelcome wildlife. For many, that means deer. If the best defense is a good offense, then it makes sense to start by choosing deer resistant plants.
Plants Deer Like to Eat
Deer love narrow-leaf evergreens, especially arborvitae and fir, and show a preference for hostas, daylilies, and English ivy.
The heaviest garden browsing is from October through February.
Many growers note that deer seem to prefer plants that have been fertilized.
Plants Deer Do Not Like to Eat (Usually)
St. John’s Wort
Bulbs and Herbaceous Plants
Allium (Ornamental onion)
Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow)
Colchicum (Autumn crocus)
Muscari (grape hyacinth)
Woody and Herbaceous Plants PREFERRED by Deer
(Avoid planting these unless you protect them.)