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Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants

Posted on August, 05

Deer Resistant Plants

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are few, if any, plants that can be called truly deer proof. The following are some plants deer often avoid, but if deer are hungry enough, they’ll eat just about anything.

 

Annuals and Perennials

Ageratum

Dusty Miller

Mexican Mint Marigold
Angel Trumpet Ferns (most)

Mexican Oregano
Artemisia

Four Nerve Daisy

Mums
Autumn Sage

Gomphrena

Rock Rose
Bearded Iris

Hummingbird Bush

Rudbeckia
Begonia

Indigo Spires Salvia

Russian Sage
Blue Plumbago

Lamb’s Ear

Society Garlic
Candytuft

Lantana

Spined Prickly Pear Cactus
Cleome

Mallow Hibiscus

Texas Betony
Columbine

Marigold

Vinca
Copper Canyon Daisy

Mealy Blue Sage

Yarrow
Coreopsis

Mexican Bush Sage

Zinnia

 

Ground Covers

Ajuga

Coral Honeysuckle

Santolina
Asian Jasmine

Mondo Grass

Thyme
Carolina Jessamine

Prostrate Rosemary

Vinca Major

 

Ornamental Grasses

Inland Sea Oats

Muhly Grass

Purple Fountain Grass
Maiden Grass

Pampas Grass

 

Shrubs

Abelia

Gray Cotoneaster

Texas Mountain Laurel
Aspidistra

Japanese Boxwood

Texas Sage
Barberry

Japanese Yew

Thryallis
Butterfly Bush

Loropetalum

Upright Rosemary
Elaeagnus

Nandina

Viburnum
Esperanza

Oleander

Vitex
Evergreen sumac
Firebush

Pomegranate
Pyracantha

Wax Myrtle
Yaupon Holly

Germander

Spireas

Yucca
Goldcup Sumac

 

Rabbit Resistant Plants

Same applies here, there are few, if any, plants that can be called truly rabbit proof. The following are some plants rabbits often avoid, but if they are hungry enough, they’ll eat just about anything.

 

Annuals and Perennials

Agastache

Columbine

Lavender
Allium

Coneflower

Lenten Rose
Artemisia

Coreopsis

Mexican Bush Sage
Aster

Creeping Phlox

Milkweed
Astilbe

Dead Nettle

Oregano
Bee Balm

Dianthus

Penstemmon
Begonias

Esperanza

Pincushion Flower
Black-eyed Susan

Foxglove

Red Hot Poker
Blackfoot Daisy

Gaura

Russian Sage
Blanket Flower

Gazania

Sages & Salvias
Bleeding Heart

Iris

Santolina
Campanula

Lamb’s Ear

Veronica
Candytuft

Lamium

Vinca
Catmint

Lantana

Yarrow

 

Ground Covers

Ajuga

Plumbago (Leadwort)

Vinca Major
English Ivy

Spurge

Virginia Creeper

 

Ornamental Grasses

Maiden Grass

Muhly Grass

 

Shrubs

Agave

Juniper

Sumac
Aloe

Mahonia

Texas Sage
Barberry

Nandina

Texas Mountain Laurel
Boxwood Pine

Viburnum
Butterfly Bush

Prickly Pear Cactus

Yucca
Cotoneaster

Redbud
Holly

Rosemary