Are you tired of having your plants ruined by the deer? You spend so much time planting your flowers, and invest a lot of money to make your yard beautiful, so the last thing you want is a hungry deer coming by after dark to ruin all of your hard work!
Below you will find a list of flowers that remain untouched by the deer due to their toxicity and scent!
Floss Flower: This shade tolerant annual blooms continuously from late spring through fall. Fuzzy clusters of lavender-blue flowers and rough-textured foliage keep deer at bay. Cultivars are available in shades of blue, pink, purple, and white.
Signet Marigold: All marigolds are a turnoff for deer because of their strong scent. However, the flowers of signet marigolds have a lighter, pleasant citrusy smell and a lemony flavor that makes them popular for culinary use.
Verbena: Verbenas bloom from spring until frost if trimmed back in midsummer. The small five-petaled flower clusters come in a wide range of colors, including white, pink, blue, lavender, purple, dark red, yellow and bicolor.
Deer Resistant Shrubs:
Boxwoods: Boxwoods come in numerous shapes and sizes and take well to pruning, making them ideal for formal hedges, borders, and topiaries. Deer seem to shun the attractive glossy, green foliage because of its strong scent.
Cinquefoil: One of the best flowering shrubs for season-long color, with saucer-shaped blooms from June through September. Deer tend to find the finely textured blue-green foliage unappealing.
Deer Proofing Tips:
1. Deer are often frightened by loud noises and sudden movement. Keep away deer by hanging wind chimes from the branches of trees or placing wind spinners throughout your garden.
2. Plant aromatic herbs throughout your garden that have scents that deer hate, such as mint, thyme, French tarragon, lavender, chives, sage, and rosemary.
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