deer resistant annuals

Asked May 23, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT

what would you suggest for deer resistant flowering annuals? I live in Bend and even though I live in the city, deer come through and munch on my flowering pots! I'm sure you've heard that one before!! Barbara Doherty

Deschutes County Oregon deer resistant plants

1 Response

Thanks for your question, Barbara. I wish there were a long, reliable list, but annual plants (most parts) are tender, tasty (we assume) and not toxic. And gardeners leave them out like a horticultural smorgasbord for deer, rabbits and a variety of other hungry animals. What’s not to like? So, this list from Deschutes County Extension has perennials with the suggestion you lock up the annuals: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/deer-resistant-plants-central-oregon Good luck!