Deer Resistant Plants:

The plants listed below have been deer resistant in my Whidbey Island garden. Deer can and will eat plants they normally dislike if their preferred foods are scarce. Their tastes can change and will vary by location. I recommend spraying deer repellent on young plants until they are established. 


Groundcovers for Sun


Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)

Germander (Teucrium ‘Nana’)

Sedum repestre ‘Blue Spruce’ Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’



Groundcovers for Semi-Shade


Geranium macrorrhizum

Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’

Luzula sylvatica  ‘Aurea’

Creeping Rubus (R. calycinoides)

Corydalis lutea




Annual Flowers


California Poppy

Oriental Poppy

Primrose

Sweet Alyssum




 


Shrubs for Sun


Rosemary ‘Tuscan Blue’

Ceanothus ‘Vandenberg’

Corsican Hellebore

Lavender

‘Black Lace’ Elderberry


Shrubs for Semi-Shade


Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata)

Pieris cultivars

Rufa Bamboo (Fargesia ‘Rufa’)

Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida)


Trees

Monterey Cypress

Portugal Laurel

Shore Pine

Thunderhead Pine

Vine Maple

Boxleaf Azara



 


Perennials for Sun


Alstroemeria

Euphorbia martinii

Iris foetidissima

Catmint (Nepeta)

Knautia macedonica

Feverfew

Salvia ‘Caradonna’

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla)

Shata Daisy

Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’

Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius)

Aster ‘Monch’


Perennials for Semi-Shade


Primula ‘Red Velvet’

Wild Bleeding Heart

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus hybridus

Teucrium scorodonia ‘Crispum’

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)


 

Landscape Design

by Chris Farnam  ... On Whidbey Island, Washington      



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