8 Best Deer-Resistant Flowering Plants to Grow

Bleeding Heart

Deer may eat bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) due to their delicate ferny leaves and heart-shaped blooms on elegant, arching branches.


Does this adaptable plant have any limitations? Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) feed butterflies, bees, and birds, self-seed, and thrive in sun or light shade.


Corydalis is a deer-resistant shade plant with fern-like leaves and extended flowering. Cool summers are optimal for cultivating yellow or blue flowers. In good circumstances, they may self-sow aggressively.


Lanceleaf coreopsis and other species in this genus are drought-tolerant and don't require fertilization, making them simple to cultivate. Deer seldom graze them. Deadheading withered blossoms promotes summer blooming.


Daffodils and tulips are opposites on the spring bulb spectrum. Daffodil sap isn't liked by deer, squirrels, or rabbits. Daffodils reproduce throughout time, unlike tulips, which shrink each season.


The fragrant aroma of lavender (Lavendula spp.) leaves and blossoms is favored by potpourri producers, but deer loathe it. Lavender makes fragrant deer-deterring hedges in warmer areas but struggles in chilly ones.


Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.) are shadow garden heroes with their odd name and freckled leaf. These low-maintenance plants deter animals and flourish in walnut trees' deep shade without juglone toxicity1.


Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a tall, long-blooming perennial with feathery leaves and brilliant flower clusters that butterflies enjoy. Dry-tolerant and blooming throughout summer and autumn.