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13 Plants That Keep Deer Away from Your Garden

There are several ways to deter deer from trampling through your garden. I cover some of them here, but today we’ll focus on a favorite—plants! This list may not hold true 100 percent of the time, but most of the time these plants will send deer running for the hills and away from your fruits and veggies.

Incorporate these plants in or near your garden to keep deer away.

Textured Plants for Keeping Deer Away

Rough, bristle-like textures are off-putting to deer, so give these plants a try.

13 Plants That Keep the Deer Away from Your Garden
Spirea

Lamb’s Ear

Ageratum

Spirea

Yarrow

Ornamental grasses, like switch grass or fountain grass

 

Fragrant Plants for Keeping Deer Away

13 Plants that Keep Deer Out of Your Garden
Russian Sage

Most herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, mint, lavender, and sage

Russian Sage

Catmint

Blue Mist Shrub

Plants That are Toxic to Deer

Deer’s instincts should keep them away from these plants that are toxic to them.

13 Plants That Keep Deer Away from Your Garden
Daffodils

False Indigo

Bleeding Heart

Spurges

Daffodils