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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Illinois Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents
More information on Main Deer Resistant Plant Page

Vines: honesuckle, virginia creeper, wisteria.
Ground cover: catnip, ferns, juniper,, lily-of-the-valley, sedum.
Flower: alyssum, autum crocus, bee balm, black-eyed susan, columbine daffodil, larkspur, marigold, monkshood
Herbs: chives, fennel, oregano, parsley.
Shrubs: barberry, lilacs, Oregon-grape, smoke bush

Plants Not Favored by Deer, University of Illinois, Extension

For a list of perennials that are deer-resistant in Illinois, visit the Gardening with Perennials website:  

A list compiled by The Morton Arboretum can be found at
Hungry deer can pose threat to shrubs, trees November 8, 2014 Illinois, Chicago Tribune 
... The best way to hold off deer is with fences, Linsner says. It takes an 8-foot fence to block leaping deer, he says, but they won't jump if they are not sure of the landing space. That makes it very effective to have two parallel fences 4 to 6 feet high and 4 or 5 feet apart...

Deer Resistant Plants