Deer Resistant Plants

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  1. Allium or ornamental onion:  This bulb has flowers that look like purple balls on long stems.  There are many different varieties ranging from tiny florets to cabbage sized ones. I’ve never had a deer even sample these!  These are also drought tolerant and will grow in very poor soil as well.
  2. Poppies – any kind!  Deer around here do not eat poppies.  Ever.  These annual plants are heavy self-seeders but the plants are easy to uproot if you want to get rid of them.
  3.  Ajuga or bugleweed – a low growing perennial with leathery leaves.  Many varieties are available ranging from purple leaves to variegated leaves.  Blue spike flowers in early summer.  A rampant grower.
Yellow poppies, drumstick alliums and purple-leafed bugleweed.
Yellow poppies, drumstick alliums and purple-leafed bugleweed
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