by John Van Etten
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Brown

John Van Etten, former grounds superintendent at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, recommends 15 plants that deer won't eat; your experience, of course, may differ. For a list of deer-resistant plants in your area, contact your local extension agent.

To learn more about the plants shown below, click on the images to see their Plant Guide Profiles.

Perennials and annuals

1. Angelonias (Angelonia angustifolia cvs.), annual

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner

2. Basket of gold ( Aurinia saxatilis ), Zones 4-8 (Plant Guide profile is unavailable.)
Photo by gardentrek

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais

8. Russian sage ( Perovskia atriplicifolia ), Z6-9

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais

9. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus cvs.) annual

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas

10. Spider flowers (Cleome hassleriana cvs.) annual (Plant Guide profile is unavailable.)
Photo by Carl E. Lewis  

Trees and shrubs

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
Photo/Illustration: 
Stephanie Fagan
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

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