Anyone who lives on the Palouse knows it is abundant with wildlife, including deer. In the case your home is in range of deer snacking on your shrubs, you should landscape with deer resistant plants. Unfortunately, it is impossible to create an outdoor landscape that is completely deer-proof, but you can fill it with plants deer hate.
Deer typically stay away from plants that are fragrant, poisonous, or have furry, tough, spiny, bristly textures. They’d much rather enjoy munching on plants with narrow, soft foliage or a sweet fruit tree. Examples include hostas, roses, tulips, arborvitaes, and flowering plums.
We sell many varieties of perennials, shrubs, and trees that are deer resistant. Make sure to look for the “deer resistant circle” on the plant’s tag. If you’re not sure if a plant is deer resistant and the plant’s tag doesn’t specify, simply ask one of our knowledgeable garden center employees and they’ll be happy to help. Here are a few plants that deer typically don’t bother. You can find them in our garden centers.
All plants mentioned in this post can be found in our garden center, however stock and varieties may vary by location and are limited to while supplies last. Note, if a deer is hungry enough, they’ll eat most any type of plant. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our certified staff!