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Northern-hardy perennials and shrubs that deer usually do not eat. This list of deer-resistant plants includes descriptions and photos. Order the plants right here and make your dream garden a nightmare for deer! Also, control deer damage with 8'-tall black mesh deer fencing and with deer repellents.

Enjoy your yard with these deer-damage solutions  



Deer Fencing

Patio Containers

• Can I plant perennials and shrubs in the fall?  Yes! Plants establish easily when planted in the fall.  All of our plants are well established in pots and are easy to transplant.  While the air may be a little cooler, warm soil temperatures encourage root growth.  More abundant rainfall saves you watering time.  And your plants have a head start versus delaying until spring to plant.

New for 2020!

Anna's Red'
marbled foliage


Mini Maroon'

Mini Saffron'



Deer-resistant plants in bloom in Zone 5

(blooms in
late summer)

'Blue Boa'

(hardy to
Zone 5)


(hardy to
Zone 5)
Harvest your delicious vegetables before the deer do!
Home-grown food tastes better --
don't let the deer rob you!
Do-it-yourself Deer Fencing

Community garden gets
Deer Fencing from us
Link to newspaper article

Cat Fencing
Give your kitty a little room
to roam with inexpensive
Deer Fencing and zoo-like


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Non-resistant plants 40% off
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"Hello, the plants have arrived in excellent condition -- so carefully and lovingly packaged. They have been planted and watered and I thank you! Hopefully they will be happy here."  – FS




This site will help you with the three most effective ways to keep deer from eating your plants:  deer-resistant plants, deer repellents and deer fencing.

Since 1997, I've tested hundreds of varieties of perennials and shrubs. My Deer-resistant Landscape Nursery plants are open to browsing by the neighborhood herd. Because the deer have access to a large quantity of each variety, I am able to note the difference between their occasional test bite versus their devouring all the plants of a certain variety. Frequently, the devoured varieties appear on other lists of "resistant plants," but they do not appear here. This may be one of the best-tested lists of deer resistent flowers on the internet.

While no plant is deer proof, these are some of my favorites that the deer will not eat: berberis, digitalis, helleborus, hellebores, asclepias, achillea, aconitum, alchemilla, artemisia, buddleia, buxus, carex, epimedium, euphorbia, ferns, some geraniums, miscanthus and other ornamental grasses, lamium, lavandula, narcissus, nepeta, perovskia, potentilla, salvia, siberian iris, stachys, thymus, verbascum.

You can also protect your landscaping or garden with 7-1/2 or 8-foot-tall deer fence. The nearly invisible mesh barrier is easy to install as a do-it-yourself project. Stronger than netting, this polypropylene mesh fencing is the ideal barrier and makes your garden essentially deer proof.

How to protect those non-resistant plants you can't live without?  With discount Deer Off, Plantskydd and I Must Garden repellents. These natural, organic repellents effectively repel for a month or more so you enjoy your favorite flowers even while deer roam your yard.

For more solutions to your deer problem, check these books at discount prices: ‘Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden’ and ‘Deer in My Garden.’ Buy online anytime.

So what is the best way to keep deer from browsing your garden?  I use a combination of all three – a fenced-in cutting and vegetable garden, deer-resistant plants around the house and deer repellents on my wife's pansies and tulips.

Want to allow your pet cat some freedom to be outdoors?  My high-volume sales of Deer Fencing allows me to offer you Cat Fencing at a low cost by using many of the same materials in it as in the Deer Fencing.

 – David Jensen, owner

Hablamos español (un poco). Plantas que los venados no comen.

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