Is there anything I can plant that the deer and rabbits won’t eat?

There is no such thing as a deer- or rabbit-proof plant. Hungry animals will eat just about anything that grows. However, the following list is comprised to plants that deer and rabbit tend to avoid:

  • yarrow
  • monkshood
  • agastache
  • ajuga
  • arctostaphylos
  • blue flax
  • penstemon
  • columbine
  • sea-thrift
  • basket-of-gold
  • astilbe
  • wormwood
  • bergenia
  • butterfly bush
  • coreopsis
  • bleeding heart
  • foxglove
  • euphorbia
  • blanket flower
  • German iris
  • lavender
  • beebalm
  • catmint
  • peony
  • Russian sage
  • poppy
  • salvia
  • lamb’s ears
  • thyme
  • Shasta daisy
  • yucca

For more information, read University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “Deer and Rabbit Resistant Perennials.”