Deer Resistant Plants

Grazing deer can be a major nuisance for gardeners in Coastal BC, on the Gulf Islands, and in the Interior portions of the province. Vegetable gardens, full of tender greens and food, should be protected with sturdy fences, tall enough so that deer cannot leap over. Other garden areas, though, can be planted with a variety of flowers and herbs that either repel deer or produce odours or chemicals that offend their palates. Below is a brief list of the varieties we carry at West Coast Seeds, but there are others. We will be expanding our selection of deer resistant plants over the coming seasons.

Achillea (Yarrow)
Agastache (Licorice Mint)
Alyssum
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Asclepias (Butterfly Bush)
Calendula – All varieties
California Poppies
Centaurea (Bachelor’s Buttons)
Chives
Delphinium (Rocket Larkspur)
Dianthus
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Fennel
Garlic
Hollyhocks
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lovage
Lupins
Marigold – All varieties
Monarda (Bergamot)
Morning Glory
Nepeta (Catmint)
Papaver (Poppies)
Sage
Stocks

And of course, it’s quite safe to rely on our very popular Deer Resistant Wildflower Blend.

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