Deer tend to avoid some plants and relish others. While no plant can be guaranteed to be "deer-proof," some types of plants are less tasty to a deer. Try planting thefollowing kinds of plants which are less attractive to deer.
Ground covers tobe tried are creeping mahonia, English ivy, thyme and snow-in-summer. Perennial flowers that may be of use are purple coneflower, peony,blazing star, Shasta daisy, Mexican hat coneflower, lily-of-the-valley and Russian sage. Deer-resistant herbs include marjoram and lavender.
Native plants growing intheir native habitats maybe less appealing to deerthan highly fertilized and highly watered garden plants. Any plant may be attractive to some individualdeer or deer in some seasons. More extensive listsmay be obtained from some municipalitiesor local Colorado State University Extension county offices.
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Updated Monday, March 31, 2014