Plants deer (probably) won’t eat.

Our changing climate, high heat and drought conditions are creating a noticeable increase in deer “browsing”.

Over the years, I have seen many plants that were previously untouched by deer, move to the “edible” list. So what can we plant that they won’t eat? The following list has been compiled by Mark Bridgen, Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University and Director of the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, N.Y. He has researched this topic for more than 25 years.

I would recommend for future plantings … start with this list.


Antirrhinum majus (snapdragon)
Asparagus springerii (asparagus fern)
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