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Deer Resistant Plants


You know hDeer Resistant Plants at Youngsow it is... You spend hours planting, weeding, watering and caring for your plants. Then you come out one morning and where there used to be a budding plant is a gnawed off stump.

Deer Safe Plant List
Don't get discouraged. There's something you can do to prevent the deer from constantly destroying your yard. Over the past 30 years Youngs Garden Center has benn recommending deer-resistant plants to gardeners in the Roseburg area.

Youngs has compiled the list below of gardener's favorite deer resistant plants to aide you in choosing the best plant for your yard. At bottom are links to longer, more exhaustive plant lists.

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Annuals

Ageratum

Alyssum

Bachelor Button

Begonia

Ageratum Alyssum Bachelor Button Begonia

 Calendula

California Poppy

Cleome

Euryops

Calendula California Poppy Cleome Euryops

Gazanias

Impatients

Lamium

Lantana

Gazanias Impatients Lamium Lantana

Larkspur

Marigolds

Mimulus

Moss Rose (Portulaca)

Larkspur Marigolds * Mimulus Moss Rose (Portulaca)

Potato Vine

Salvia

Scaevola

Sunflower

Potato Vine Salvia Scaevola Sunflower
    Plant in full sun. Scaevola is drought resistant. Sunflowers do best in water with lots of water holding capacity, drainage and fertilizer. Plant in sun with some shade. Sunflowers are often used as cut flowers.

Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome)

Verbena

Zinnias

 
Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome) Verbena Zinnias  
Swan River Daisys will grow in poor soil such as sands or clay. Plant in full sun. Colors range from white to pink and blue to violet. Verbena thrives in a wide range of soil if it is well drained. Plant in full sun, though some varieties tolerate partial shade. Colors include blue shades, white, pink and purple. Verbena attracts butterflies. Zinnias are popular garden flowers that prefer fertile, well drained soil. Plant infull sun. Colors include white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple and lilac. Zinnias attract butterflies.  
* Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Bulbs

Allium

Anemone

Calla Lily

Cannas

Allium Anemone Calla Lily Cannas

Crocosmia

Crocus

Daffodils (Narcissus)

Dahlia

Crocosmia
Crocus
Daffodils (Narcissus)
Dahlia

Gladiolus

Iris

Naked Lady (Amaryllis bella)

Trillium

Gladiolus *
Iris
Naked Lady (Amaryllis bella)
Trillium

Tulip

     
Tulip *
     
* Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Grasses

Blue-eyed Grass

Carex

Feather Grass (Stipa)

Fescue

Blue-eyed Grass
Carex
Feather Grass (Stipa)
Fescue

Flax (Phormium)

Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Miscanthus

Mondo Grass

Flax (Phormium)
Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
Miscanthus
Mondo Grass

Pampas Grass

     
Pampas Grass
     

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Ground Covers

Ajuga

Arabis

Blue Star Creeper

Cotoneaster

Ajuga
Arabis
Blue Star Creeper
Cotoneaster

Creeping Phlox

Ivy

Kinnikinnick

Lithodora

Creeping Phlox
Ivy
Kinnikinnick
Lithodora

Pachysandra

Creeping Rosemary

Sedum

St. John's Wort

Pachysandra
Creeping Rosemary
Sedum
St. John's Wort

Sweet Woodruff

Vinca

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria chil.)

Wintergreen

Sweet Woodruff
Vinca
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria chil.)
Wintergreen

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Herbs - actually repel deer

Catnip & Catmint (Nepeta)

Chives

Garlic

Lavender

Catnip & Catmint (Nepeta)
Chives
Garlic - regular & Society
Lavender

Lemon Balm

Mint

Oregano

Rosemary

Lemon Balm
Mint
Oregano
Rosemary

Sage (Salvia)

Thyme

   
Sage (Salvia)
Thyme
   

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Perennials

Acanthus

Agapanthus

Arabis (Rockcress)

Armeria

Acanthus
Agapanthus
Arabis (Rockcress)
Armeria
Artemesia

Artichoke

Asparagus Fern

Aster

Artemesia - all varieties
Artichoke
Asparagus Fern
Aster

Astilbe

Bachelor Button

Basket of Gold

Bee Balm (Monarda)

Astilbe
Bachelor Button
Basket of Gold
Bee Balm (Monarda) *

Bergenia

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Bleeding Heart

Campanula - all varieties

Bergenia
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) *
Bleeding Heart
Campanula - all varieties

Candytuft

Canterbury Bells

Chrysanthemum

Columbine

Candytuft *
Canterbury Bells
Chrysanthemum
Columbine

Coreopsis

Cranesbill Geranium

Creeping Phlox

Daisies

Coreopsis
Cranesbill Geranium
Creeping Phlox
Daisies - English, Shasta, etc.

Daylily

Delphinium

Dianthus

Dusty Miller

Daylily *
Delphinium
Dianthus
Dusty Miller

Echinacea

Erigeron

Euphorbia

Fern

Echinacea
Erigeron
Euphorbia
Fern

Forget-Me-Not

 Foxglove

Gaillardia

Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Forget-Me-Not
Foxglove
Gaillardia
Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Godetia

Gunnera

Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)

Helianthemum (Sunrose)

Godetia
Gunnera
Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)
Helianthemum (Sunrose)

Hellebores

Hosta

Japanese Anemone

Jupiter's Beard (Centranthus)

Hellebores
Hosta
Japanese Anemone
Jupiter's Beard (Centranthus)

Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzan.)

Lavender

Liatris

Lithodora

Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzan.)
Lavender
Liatris
Lithodora

Lobelia Cardinalis

Lupine

Lychnis

Monkshood (Aconitum)

Lobelia Cardinalis
Lupine
Lychnis
Monkshood (Aconitum)

Penstemon

Peony

Poppy (Iceland & Oriental)

Potentilla

Penstemon
Peony
Poppy (Iceland & Oriental)
Potentilla

Pulmonaria

Red Hot Poker

Rosemary

Russian Sage

Pulmonaria
Red Hot Poker
Rosemary
Russian Sage

Sage

Salvia (Meadowsage)

Sandwort

Santolina

Sage
Salvia (Meadowsage)
Sandwort
Santolina

Saxifraga

Scabiosa

Sedum

Silene

Saxifraga
Scabiosa
Sedum
Silene

Snow In Summer (Cerastium)

Tradescantia

Verbena

Veronica

Snow In Summer (Cerastium)
Tradescantia
Verbena
Veronica

Viola

Violet Perennial

Wallflower

Yarrow

Viola
Violet
Wallflower
Yarrow
* Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Shrubs

Abelia

Aucuba

Bamboo

Barberry

Abelia
Aucuba
Bamboo
Barberry

Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Boxwood

 Broom - Lydia

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
Boxwood
Broom - Lydia
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Ceanothus

Corokia cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

Currant (Ribes)

Ceanothus
Corokia cotoneaster
Cotoneaster
Currant (Ribes)

Rock Daphne

Winter Daphne

English Laurel

Escallonia

Rock Daphne
Winter Daphne
English Laurel
Escallonia

Flowering Quince

Forsythia

Germander (Teucrium)

Gooseberry

Flowering Quince
Forsythia
Germander (Teucrium)
Gooseberry

Grevillea

Heather (Calluna vul. & Erica)

Holly

Huckleberry - Evergreen

Grevillea
Heather (Calluna vul. & Erica)
Holly
Evergreen Huckleberry

Juniper

Kalmia

Lavatera

Lilac

Juniper
Kalmia
Lavatera
Lilac

Mexican Orange

Mugho Pine

Oleander

Oregon Grape

Mexican Orange
Mugho Pine
Oleander
Oregon Grape

Pieris

Potentilla

Pyracantha

Quince

Pieris
Potentilla
Pyracantha
Quince

Redtwig Dogwood

Rhododendrons

Rockrose (Cistus)

Salal (Gaultherea)

Redtwig Dogwood
Rhododendrons * (Not Azaleas!)
Rockrose (Cistus)
Salal (Gaultherea)

Snowball Bush

Spirea

 Sumac

Viburnum - all varieties

Snowball Bush
Spirea
Sumac
Viburnum - all varieties

Wax Leaf Privet

Windmill Palm

Yew

 
Wax Leaf Privet
Windmill Palm
Yew *
 
* Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Trees

Ash Tree

Cedar Tree

Douglas Fir

False Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

Ash *
Cedar
Douglas Fir *
False Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

Fig - Edible

Filbert

Fir

Ginkgo biloba

Fig - Edible
Filbert
Fir
Ginkgo Biloba

Japanes Maple

Magnolia

Mimosa (Silk)

Oak Tree

Japanes Maple *
Magnolia *
Mimosa (Silk)
Oak

Pine Tree

Redwood

Smoke Tree

Spruce Tree

Pine
Redwood
Smoke Tree
Spruce

Sweetgum

Vine Maple

Willow Tree

 
Sweetgum
Vine Maple
Willow
 
* Safe in some yards, damaged by deer in others

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Vines

Carolina Jessamine

Evergreen Clematis

Clematis - Summer Blooming

Honeysuckle

Carolina Jessamine
Evergreen Clematis
Clematis - Summer Blooming
Honeysuckle

Jasmine - Pink

Morning Glory

Star Jasmine

Wisteria

Pink Jasmine
Morning Glory
Star Jasmine
Wisteria

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