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Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants

Spruce up your garden with Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants—one of the key tips to growing a beautiful yard.

Gardening is full of surprises, especially with nibble-loving guests like deer and rabbits. While our list defends against their curious tastes, it’s crucial to know no garden is animal-proof. Young deer and rabbits may do a bit of “taste-testing,” resulting in nibbles on even plants from this list. But, worry not! Choosing plants from our list increases your chances of a thriving garden.

Plantskydd, our organic repellant, says “nope” to deer, rabbits, and more by scaring them off. No extra steps needed. It’s made in the U.S.A., pet safe, and earth-friendly. Developed in Sweden, it’s the only repellant we have seen actually work. Combine our Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants with Plantskydd for a garden that rocks.

SHRUBS

PERENNIALS

TREES 

GROUNDCOVERS 

  • Barren strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides) 
  • Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) 
  • Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) 
  • Epimedium (Epimedium spp.)
  • Ferns (numerous species) 
  • Hens and chicks (Sempervivum spp.)
  • Juniper (Juniperus spp.) 
  • Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
  • Lamium (Lamium spp.) 
  • Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Lily turf (Liriope spicata) 
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.) 
  • Mosses (numerous species) 
  • Pachysandra (Pachysandra spp.)
  • Potentilla (Potentilla spp.) 
  • Sedum (Sedum spp.) 
  • Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum) 
  • Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)
  • Vinca (Vinca minor) 
  • Violet (Viola spp.) 
  • Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
  • Wild strawberry (Fragaria spp.)

ANNUALS

  • Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)
  • Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
  • Dusty Miller (Centaurea cineraria)
  • Forget-me-not (Myosotis spp.)
  • Four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) 
  • Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) 
  • Larkspur (Delphinium spp.) 
  • Lobelia (Lobelia spp.) 
  • Marigold (Tagetes spp.) 
  • Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) 
  • Mimulus (Mimulus spp.) 
  • Moonflower (Ipomoea spp.) 
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea spp.)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • Petunia (Petunia spp.) 
  • Poppy (Papaver spp.) 
  • Salvia/sage (Salvia spp.) 
  • Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

HERBS 

  • Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
  • Artemisia (Artemisia absinthum)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum) 
  • Borage (Borago officinalis) 
  • Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
  • Chamomile (Matricaria spp.)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Comfrey (Symphytum x rubrum)
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens) 
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
  • Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • Lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina)
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Mint (Mentha spp.) 
  • Mullein (Verbascum spp.) 
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

VINES 

  • Akebia (Akebia quinata) 
  • Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) 
  • Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) 
  • Clematis (Clematis spp.) 
  • Grape (Vitis coignetiae) 
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
  • Silver lace vine (Polygonum aubertii)
  • Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) 
  • Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) 
  • Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)Sources: The Morton Arboretum