Can’t beat them? Join them. Look for flowers deer do not eat. I cannot promise that they will leave every plant standing but, in general, the list below is what deer do not tend to eat. The plants are deer resistant not deer-proof.
10 Flowers Deer Do Not Eat
Nothing says spring quit like daffodils. The yellow pops of color are a welcome addition to any yard. Most varieties bloom in March and May.
- Simple to grow perennial
- Deer, Rabbit, and Squirrel Resistant
- Prefers Sun/Partial Shade
Foxglove is a tall flowering plant that has tubular flowers. The plant does well in moist, shady to partial sunny conditions.
- Biennial; Grows 47 – 60 Inches
- Grows well in moist, shady locations
- USDA Zones 4-9
Poppies are the most beautiful, exotic, stunning flowers, and they’re extremely easy to grow.
Poppies are self-sowing plants. In the late summer and early fall bulb, seed heads appear and when the seeds are ripe the bulb seed pods will crack open and disperse the seed.
Additional Post: Growing Poppies
Lily of the Valley
Lush green leaves and sweet-smelling white bell-shaped flowers that hang their head as if they are nodding off.
- Fragrant spring blooms
- Prefers Full Shade/Partial Shade
A stunning addition to any garden. Irises come in a variety of show stopping colors and heights.
- Some varieties bloom in both Spring & Fall
- Easy to Grow; Deer & Drought Resistant.
- Prefers Full Sun & Well-Drained Soil
If it is not in your flower garden it should be. The flowers attract beneficial butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
- Perennial; Grows 36-48 Inches
- Prefers full sun exposure
Zinnia is the perfect choice for those that enjoy cut flowers. The beautiful blooms are magnificent summer through fall.
- Annual; Grows 18-24 Inches
- Easy to grow; Summer blooming
- Prefers full sun exposure
An early variety of annual marigold that makes a great companion to planting in herb and vegetable gardens. The flowers also are wonderful in borders and containers.
- Grows up to 12 Inches Tall
- Prefers Full Sun Exposure
Create stunning rows, hedges, and additions to your flower garden in red, pink, and white blooms!
- Perennial; Varied Styles and Heights
- Late Spring to Mid Summer Blooming, Easy to Grow
- Prefers Full Sun
The cardinal flower consists of many bright red tubular flowers. The tubular flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster.
Cardinal flowers make excellent garden flowers, the flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
The Cardinal Flower
If you have trouble with deer eating your other plantings you can try this organic deer plant repellent recipe. Good luck and happy gardening.
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