DEER-RESISTANT PLANT SPOTLIGHT
With so many wonderful deer-resistant plants, I have grouped them into eight main categories (annuals, perennials, bulbs, grassy plants, foliage plants, groundcovers, evergreen shrubs, and small trees). These are the groups that make up each of my complete deer-resistant planting plans. Use this menu to browse by category to find some of my recommended choices and the latest introductions. You can also find my Spot On Plant Spotlight picks below, for some of my favorite deer-resistant plants.
AnnualsAnnuals are one-season wonders that give you a chance to play with color and add filler as needed.
PerennialsDeer-resistant perennials are plants that come back year after year, although many go dormant and disappear above ground during the winter.
Foliage PlantsFerns and other foliage plants can offer longer lasting color and texture than flowers alone.
Grassy PlantsOrnamental grasses and lookalikes such as sedges and flax offer contrast, movement, and multi-season interest.
ShrubsShrubs are the foundation of a well-designed garden with lasting appeal. Flowering, fruiting, and evergreen shrubs add an extra layer of interest.
Plant breeders are realizing gardeners want (and need) deer-resistant plants, and are introducing exciting new options every year. Here are some of the latest and greatest. Click on each in the list below for more info.