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Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Safe Plant List
Most gardeners around Douglas County are well acquainted with the frustration of spending hours planting, weeding, watering and caring for plants only to have them devoured in the night by deer. Don't get discouraged, use plants that the deer don't like. Over the past 50 years Youngs Garden has been recommending deer-resistant plants to gardeners in the Roseburg area. This is a list of gardener's favorites for a yard where deer are a problem.

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AnnualsBulbsGrassesGround CoversHerbsPerennialsShrubsTreesVines

Annuals

Ageratum

Ageratum

Alyssum

Alyssum

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Begonia

Brachycome

Brachyscome (Swan River Daisy)

Calendula

Calendula

California Poppy

California Poppy

Centaurea (Bachelor Button)

Centaurea (Bachelor Button)

Cleome

Cleome

Euryops

Euryops

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Gazanias

Impatiens

Impatients

Lamium

Lamium

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Lantana

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Larkspur (Delphinium)

Marigold

Marigolds *

Mimulus

Mimulus

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Portulaca (Moss Rose)

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Potato Vine

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Salvia

Scaevola

Scaevola

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Sunflower

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Verbena

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Zinnias

*Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Bulbs

Allium

Allium

Amaryllis belladonna (Naked Lady)

Amaryllis belladonna (Naked Lady)

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Anemone

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Calla Lily

Cannas

Cannas

Crocosmia

Crocosmia

Crocus

Crocus

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Dahlia

Gladiolus *

Gladiolus *

Iris

Iris

Narcissus (Daffodils)

Narcissus (Daffodils)

Trillium

Trillium

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Tulip *

*Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Grasses

Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass

Carex

Carex

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Fescue

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Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Miscanthus

Miscanthus

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Mondo Grass

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass

Phormium (Flax)

Phormium (Flax)

Stipa (Feather Grass)

Stipa (Feather Grass)

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Ground Covers

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Ajuga

Arabis

Arabis

Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper

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Cotoneaster

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Creeping Phlox

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Creeping Rosemary

Kinnikinnick

Kinnikinnick

Lithodora

Lithodora

Pachysandra

Pachysandra

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Sedum

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff

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Vinca

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Wild Strawberry (Fragaria)

Wintergreen

Wintergreen

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Herbs - accually repel deer

Catnip & Catmint (Nepeta)

Catnip & Catmint (Nepeta)

Chives

Chives

Garlic - regular & Society

Garlic - regular & Society

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Lavender

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Mint

Mint

Oregano

Oregano

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Rosemary

Sage (Salvia)

Sage (Salvia)

Thyme

Thyme

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Perennials

Acanthus

Acanthus

Aconitum (Monkshood)

Aconitum (Monkshood)

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Arabis (Rockcress)

Arabis (Rockcress)

Armeria

Armeria

Artemisia

Artemesia - all varieties

Artichoke

Artichoke

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Asparagus Fern

Aster

Aster

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Astilbe

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button (Centaurea)

Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

Bee Balm (Monarda) *

Bee Balm (Monarda) *

Bergenia

Bergenia

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Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) *

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Bleeding Heart

Campanula - all varieties

Campanula - all varieties

Candytuft *

Candytuft *

Canterbury Bells

Canterbury Bells

Centranthus (Jupiter's Beard)

Centranthus (Jupiter's Beard)

Cerastium (Snow in Summer)

Cerastium (Snow in Summer)

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Chrysanthemum

Columbine

Columbine

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Coreopsis

Cranesbill Geranium

Cranesbill Geranium

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Creeping Phlox

Daisies - English, Shasta, etc.

Daisies - English, Shasta, etc.

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Daylily *

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Delphinium

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

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Echinacea

Erigeron

Erigeron

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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Fern

Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not

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Foxglove

Gaillardia

Gaillardia

Godetia

Godetia

Gunnera

Gunnera

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Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)

Helianthemum (Sunrose)

Helianthemum (Sunrose)

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Hellebores

Hosta

Hosta

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

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Lavender

Liatris

Liatris

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Lithodora

Lobelia Cardinalis

Lobelia Cardinalis

Lupine

Lupine

Lychnis

Lychnis

Penstemon

Penstemon

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Peony

Poppy (Iceland & Oriental)

Poppy (Iceland & Oriental)

Potentilla

Potentilla

Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

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Rosemary

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Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy)

Russian Sage

Russian Sage

Sage

Sage

Salvia (Meadowsage)

Salvia (Meadowsage)

Sandwort

Sandwort

Santolina

Santolina

Saxifraga

Saxifraga

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

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Sedum

Silene

Silene

Stachys (Lamb's Ear)

Stachys (Lamb's Ear)

Tradescantia

Tradescantia

Verbena

Verbena

Veronica

Veronica

Viola

Viola

Violet

Violet

Wallflower

Wallflower

Yarrow

Yarrow

*Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Shrubs

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Abelia

Aucuba

Aucuba

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Bamboo

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Barberry

Buxus Boxwood

Boxwood

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Callistemon (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon (Bottlebrush)

Ceanothus

Ceanothus

Cistus Rockrose

Cistus (Rockrose)

Corokia Cotoneaster

Corokia Cotoneaster

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Cotoneaster (Bearberry)

English Laurel

English Laurel

Escallonia

Escallonia

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Evergreen Huckleberry

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Flowering Quince

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Forsythia

Germander (Teucrium)

Germander (Teucrium)

Gooseberry

Gooseberry

Grevillea

Grevillea

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Heather (Calluna & Erica)

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Ilex (Holly)

Juniper

Juniper

Kalmia

Kalmia

Lavatera

Lavatera

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Lilac

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Lydia Broom

Mexican Orange

Mexican Orange

Mugo Pine

Mugo Pine

Oleander

Oleander

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

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Pieris

Potentilla

Potentilla

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Pyracantha

Redtwig Dogwood

Redtwig Dogwood

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons * (Not Azaleas!)

Ribes (Currant)

Ribes (Currant)

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Rock Daphne

Salal (Gaultherea)

Salal (Gaultherea)

Viburnum Snowball

Snowball Bush

Spiraea

Spirea

Sumach

Sumach

Viburnum-Davidii

Viburnum - all varieties

Wax Leaf Privet

Wax Leaf Privet

Windmill Palm

Windmill Palm

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Winter Daphne

Yew *

Yew *

*Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Trees

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Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle)

Ash *

Ash *

Cedar

Cedar

Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)

Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)

Douglas Fir *

Douglas Fir *

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Fig - Edible

Filbert

Filbert

Fir

Fir

Ginkgo

Ginkgo Biloba

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Japanese Maple *

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Magnolia *

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Mimosa (Silk Tree) *

Oak

Oak

Pine Tree

Pine

Redwood

Redwood

Smoke Tree

Smoke Tree

Spruce

Spruce

Sweetgum

Sweetgum

Vine Maple

Vine Maple

Willow

Willow

*Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Vines

Carolina Jessamine

Carolina Jessamine

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Clematis - Evergreen

Clematis - Summer

Clematis - Summer

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine

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Star Jasmine

Wisteria

Wisteria

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