A gardener’s fight against deer is both common and frustrating.

No one wants to spend their free time and hard-earned money to plant and maintain flower beds that simply won’t survive due to these beautiful, yet destructive, mammals.

Protect both your time and money by adding these 10 deer-resistant plants to your Memphis landscape. 

Angelonia

Angelonias.jpgAngelonia is known for its continuous color that bloom during all four seasons of the year. This perennial can reach 1 – 3 feet in height and 1 – 2 feet in width and will work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart.jpgBleeding Heart is known for its heart-shaped pink or white blooms that arrive in the spring, summer and fall months. This perennial can reach 6 inches to 3 feet in height and 1 – 3 feet in width and will work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Part Sun and Part Shade

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant.

Dianthus

Dianthus.jpgThe dianthus plant is known for its grass-like, blue-green foliage and starry flowers which come in most colors with the exception of blue. This perennial can be used as a ground cover but can also reach 3 feet in height. 

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Part Sun and Part Shade

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant, drought tolerant, used for slope and erosion control, attracts birds and is low maintenance.  

Globe Amaranth

Globe Amaranth.jpgGlobe Amaranth is known for its pom-pom flowers that come in pink, red and white. This annual can reach 1 – 3 feet in height and up to 1-foot-wide and will work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: This annual is deer resistant, drought tolerant, attracts birds and is low maintenance. 

Lamb’s Ears

Lamb's Ears.jpegLamb’s Ears is known for its silver-felted foliage and blue, pink, red or white flowers that bloom in the spring, summer and fall months. This perennial can reach 6 inches to 3 feet in height and 12 – 48 inches in width. Lamb’s Ears will also work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Part Sun and Part Shade

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant, drought tolerant, attracts birds and is low maintenance. 

Lantana

Lantana.jpgLantana is known for its brightly colored flowers that bloom during the summer and fall months. It can reach 6 inches to 8 feet in height and up to 4 feet in width. Lantana will work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: Lantana is deer resistant, drought tolerant, works well as a ground cover or to assist in soil and erosion control, attracts birds and is low maintenance.

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley.jpgLily of the Valley is known for its scent and small, bell-like white or pale pink flowers that bloom in the spring. This perennial can reach 6 – 12 inches in height and 6 – 12 inches in width. Lily of the Valley will work well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Part Sun and Part Shade

Benefits and Features: Lily of the Valley is deer resistant, works well as a ground cover or to assist in soil and erosion control and is low maintenance.

Rosemary

Rosemary.jpgRosemary is known for the aroma and activity that it brings to any garden as pollinating bees love this perennial. It blooms throughout the year, winter months included, and can reach 1 – 8 feet in height and 2 – 4 feet in width. Rosemary will also grow well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant, drought tolerant, used for slope and erosion control, attracts birds and is low maintenance.

Russian Sage

Russian Sage.jpgRussian Sage is known for its tall wands of blue flowers and silver foliage that show well against most other flowers in the garden. This perennial blooms in both the summer and fall months and can reach 3 – 8 feet in height and 2.5 – 3 feet in width. Russian Sage will also grow well in containers and gardens that require little maintenance.

Water Requirements: Low

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: This perennial is deer resistant, drought tolerant, excellent for privacy, attracts birds and is low maintenance.

Spirea

Spirea.jpgSpirea is known for its long branches of white or pink flowers that bloom throughout the year. This shrub can reach 1 – 8 feet in height and 6 feet in width.

Water Requirements: High

Sun Requirements: Plant in Full Sun

Benefits and Features: This shrub is deer resistant, excellent for privacy and used for slope and erosion control.

No one wants to spend their time and money to plant and maintain flowers that won’t survive due to deer. Protect your free time and investment now by planting these deer resistant flowers and shrubs.