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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Maryland Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents




Deer Feeding Habits, Maryland Cooperative Extension 


Sunday Gardener shows options to repel deer from your plants


Perennials:  Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’, season-long color, drought tolerance once established, and deer, rabbit and pest resistance.

The Maryland state flower, the Rudbeckia daisy, is seldom damaged by deer according to the School of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers.  Also the black-eyed Susan

Annuals and Perenials:  bachelor button, begonia, bleeding heart, coral bells, dahlia, daffodils, hyacinths, irises, lavender, marigold, mountain bells, Russian sage, snap dragons, spiderwort, turtlehead, .

Trees and shrubs:  barbery, beautybush, butterfly bush, cinquefoil, Japanes cherry, Japanese garden juniper, lilac, magnolia,weeping willow, wintergreen barberry

Ground Cover:  Liriope muscari and Liriope spicata,  good ground cover.  Deer may nibble, saving you the trouble of cutting old growth.

Evergreen Trees:  Yew, arborvitae, hemlock and many junipers tolerate deer pruning.

More trouble with deer May 16, 2016 Maryland, Hyattsville Life & Times
...quite a few perennial beauties that ruminants find repellent, and assured me they  will flower next spring and summer if planted soon. You can choose among various sizes and a rainbow of colors:  orange milkweed;  wild blue indigo; New England and aromatic asters; scarlet cardinal flowers; blazing stars, which are dramatic purple liatris ...