Deer Repellent: Flowers They Won’t Eat

Plants that Will Not Attract Deer

When it comes to your garden, you put in a lot of time and energy into ensuring that your garden space is gorgeous; you organize where the plants will grow and how much they will grow. Because you spend so much meticulous time ensuring their healthy growth, an animal coming into your property and eating your garden is not ideal. Deer tend to travel in packs too, so in just a matter of seconds your garden could be decimated in a matter of minutes. Also, though deer an be scared off pretty easily, they also travel at dawn, which is long before you wake in the morning.

So, what can you do?

There are excellent deer repellent recipes out there that can help you get rid of your deer problem. Some, however, can have harsh chemicals that can damage the health of your garden. Luckily, American Deer Proofing is a safe, eco-friendly deer proofing solution that is completely safe. Not only is our solution safe for the environment, but it is also safe for your pets, children, and yourself. Though deer repellent solution is an effective way to protect your garden, there are also other ways to ensure that deer don’t trespass and eat your plants.


Plants that Will Protect Your Garden From Deer

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Deer Repellent Flowers

One effective way to get rid of your deer problem is to plant items in your garden that they would not find appetizing. In this blog, we will discuss some of the plants you could place in your garden that deer don’t like. This way, instead of worrying that your garden will be destroyed, the deer will leave these plants, and your garden, alone.


Deer will stay clear of any poisonous plants. Daffodils fall within this category, which means they will not eat them. Daffodils are a gorgeous, bright yellow flower that primarily blooms in North America, except Southern Florida. Typically, this flower should be planted in the fall and will bloom in the late winter or early spring. Because these types of flowers need a lot of water, you should avoid planting them in dry climates. If you want to grow a daffodil plant it is recommended that your water it repeatedly for over three weeks.
Daffodils are a great plant to include in your garden because it has a chemical concentration in its bulb. This chemical is called lycorine and animals, such as deer, will tend to stay away from this plant because it is known to cause vomiting, abdominal pain, and nausea. For a deer, any ailment could mean death, which is why they will stay very clear of any daffodil flowers.


Poppies are an adorable red flower. Deer will stay very clear of poppies, as all poppies are poisonous. However though poppies are an option to keep deer away, they are poisonous to all things, including humans. They also are filled with opium, which is a primary ingredient in drugs, such as heroin, codeine, and morphine. Because of this, it is best not to plant any poppies on your property, especially because the United States government recently claimed that growing poppies are illegal.


Foxgloves are gorgeous, tall, brilliantly colored plants. Typically these types of plants are favored by gardeners for their height, however, they are also very effective in keeping deer away. Deer inherently know that foxgloves are bad for them, so instead of eating them, they stay very far away. Because of this, your foxgloves are like a little warning flag for deer to keep off your property.

Rich-Smelling Plants

Deer will not eat rich-smelling plants. Any fragrant plants disturb their noses, which means they will leave them alone and not eat them. Because many flowers have fragrances, if you plant more flowers than plants in your garden, you should be safe from a deer infestation.

These are some rich-smelling plants deer will not eat:

  • Lavender
  • Peonies
  • Bearded Irises
  • Sages
  • Ornamental Salvias

Though these plants are not a favorite of deer, they can require a lot more maintenance and care. Depending on how much you work in your garden will determine how willing you are to purchase these types of flowers and oversee their care.

Textured Plants

Textured plants scare deer. Any plants that have a fury texture will spook them and make them stay clear of your household and garden. Plants, such as lamb’s ear, frightens deer the most. It is thought, that the texture of the plant reminds deer of their own ears, which makes them think that there is a deer either dead nearby or laying around them. Because of this, the deer assume a predator is around, which is why lamb’s ear is one of the best plants to have in your garden.

American Deer Proofing

At American Deer Proofing, we are concerned with clearing your deer problem in a humane, and eco-friendly way. If you have a garden, the last thing you want is a bunch of deer clearing your hard work. However, at the same time, you want them to leave you alone without hurting them. Though some flowers are efficient deer proofing, some flowers are either too poisonous or too difficult to maintain. Besides, you never want to plant something in your garden that could kill an innocent animal, such as your neighborhood deer, or even your pet. At American Deer Proofing, we offer our customers a safe solution to spray on your garden that is completely safe for you, your family, your pets, and the deer. Contact us today.

Here is a full list of some other plants that deer will not eat:


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