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Texas Superstar Plants —
Ones which show the best deer resistance


  • Angelonia
  • Bluebonnets
  • Coleus
  • Larkspur
  • ‘Cora’ Vinca
  • ‘Texas Gold’ Columbine
  • ‘New Gold’ Lantana
  • Trailing Lantana
  • ‘Pam Puryear’s Pink’ Turks Cap
  • Plumbago
  • Mexican Bush Sage
  • 'Henry Duelberg' Salvia
  • 'Mystic Spires Blue' Salvia
  • ‘Blue Princess’ Verbena
  • Caesalpinia (‘Pride of Barbados’)
  • ‘Gold Star’ Esperanza
  • Firebush
  • Thryallis
  • ‘Lowery's Legacy’ Cenizo
  • ‘Texas Lilac’ Vitex
  • Satsuma Mandarin Tangerine
  • Euphorbia
  • Helenium
A complete listing of the Best Deer Resistant Plants can be found at: http://plantanswers.com/Articles/DeerBest.asp



ABSOLUTE Deer Resistant List
“ABSOLUTE” (maybe, could be, seldom, etc.)

http://plantanswers.com/Articles/DeerResistantList.asp

Cliff Bingham of San Pedro Hills sent has list of plants which the deer seldom, if ever, eat. Forrest Appleton of Hollywood Park compared it to his list and wrote the following:

Things not on our list but on Cliff Bingham’s list.
  • Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.)***
  • Golden Shrub Daisy (Euryops pectinatus)***
  • Yellow Buttercups (Turnera ulminifolia)
  • Candlestick Plant (Cassia alata)
  • Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) We don't include trees)
  • Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)***
  • Leather leaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)
  • African Iris (Dietes spp.)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) - Freezes & kills dogs but deer don't eat.
  • Lions Tail (Leonotis leonurus)
  • Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondi)***
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias spp.)***
  • Frangipani (Plumeria spp.)
  • Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')***
  • Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens)***
  • Foxglove (Penstamon digitalis)
  • Mullein (Verbascum spp.)
  • Periwinkle (Vinca spp.)***
  • Straggler Daisy/Horse herb (Calyptocarpus vialis) They graze on it in my yard.***


Forrest Appleton wrote: “I am still not going to say ABSOLUTELY about any of it. Those marked *** should be added to our list.” These below I feel safe saying ‘seldom if ever eaten’:
  • Agarita
  • Firebush
  • Oleander
  • Sotol
  • Thryallis
  • Yaupon Holly
  • Silver King Artemisia
  • Copper Canyon Daisy
  • Elephant Ears
  • Hummingbird Bush (Anisacanthus spp.)
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Mealy Cup Sage
  • Mexican Honeysuckle
  • Mexican Oregano
  • Powis Castle Artemisia
  • Society Garlic
  • Texas Betony
  • Maiden Grass
  • Lindheimer’s Muhley
  • Purple Fountain Grass
  • Periwinkle (Vinca) Bedding Plant
  • Ceniza
  • Japanese Boxwood
  • Primrose Jasmine
  • Texas Mountain Laurel
  • Viburnum
  • Gray & Green Santolina
  • Barbados Cherry
  • Dusty Miller
  • Garlic Chives
  • Indigo Spires Salvia
  • Jerusalem Sage
  • Mexican Bush Sage
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Perilla
  • Rosemary
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Inland Sea Oats
  • Gulf Muhley
  • Pampas Grass
  • Larkspur
  • Butterfly Vine
 


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