Deer Resistant Plants

Wildlife Damage Control already offers an adobe acrobat file listing the relative resistance of ornamental bushes to deer.Deer Resistant Bushes Click Ornamental Bushes

We would like your information on other plants.

Here is a list of plants we have heard were resistant to deer (no guarantee is given regarding the truthfulness of this information). Remember that plant resistance is also tied to the relative density of deer in your area. If deer are hungry, and there is little preferred food. They will eat what they don't like. Sort of like if you don't like spinach, but you are starving, you will eat spinach.

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Cransebill Geranium




Lamb's Ears



Pulmonaria (we received one e-mail stating that the deer chowed these plants) 1/17/04

Silvery aremesia

Solomon's Seal

Source: Woman's World 6-15-99 p.39.

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Stephen Vantassel is a Certified Wildlife Control Professional. He is a nationally known writer including having been an assistant editor for Wildlife Control Technology magazine, author of numerous ADC articles as well as The Wildlife Removal Handbook rev.ed and the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook rev. ed. Mr. Vantassel is also a vocal critic of the growing animal rights movement. He has exposed the fallacies and deceptions of the animal rights protest industry through debate, lecture and publication.


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