Plants Deer Avoid

There is no such thing as a deer-proof plant. If hungry enough, deer will eat almost anything, including highly toxic plants. However, we have noticed that deer have distinct browsing habits in our garden. The plants in this list are rarely if ever damaged by deer. Toxic plants are so noted, and should be highly resistant to browsing. However, you should be aware that these plants may also be toxic to curious and unaware humans! To protect plants that are not so deer-resistant, see our recommendations.

Plants are listed alphabetically by Latin name. Icons indicate our rating 🌻, favorites ❀️, and deer-resistant 🦌 selections. Toxic ☠️ plants are also noted. See the Plants page for an explanation of symbols.