Deer resistant annuals

In honor of the Chicago area’s last frost date, May 15th, here is a list of annual plants (along with some perennials that also work well as annuals) that are rarely to seldom severely damaged by deer.  Please keep in mind when the deer population is large and/or hungry, they will eat nearly anything!


Ageratum

Ageratum

Annual Vinca

Catharanthus roseus - annual vinca

Begonias

Begonias

Bellis perennis (English Daisies)

Bellis perennis

Caladiums

Caladium

Calendula

Calendula

Calla Lily

Calla lily

Campanula medium (Canterbury Bells)

Canterbury bells

Cleome

Cleome

Coleus

Coleus

Colocasia (Elephant Ears)

Elephant ears

Cosmos

Cosmos

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Dahlia

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Dianthus (Pinks)

Dianthus-pinks

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)

Dianthus

Digitalis (Foxglove)

Digitalis

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Gladiolas

Gladiolas

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

Heliotrope

Heliotrope

Hollyhock

Hollyhock

Impatiens – in the last couple of years, some homeowners have had problems with downy mildew,which can cause yellowing, stunting and leaf and flower drop.  It will stay in the soil, so if you’ve had problems in the past, do not replant impatiens in the same area.  the mildew does not affect New Guinea Impatiens.  If you’d like more information, click on the attached link  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/130321.html

Impatiens

Ivy

Ivy

Lantana

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Lavender

Lavender

Lobelia

Lobelia

Lunaria (Money Plant)

Lunaria

Lupine

Lupine

Marigolds

Marigolds

Nasturtiums

Nasturium

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Pansies

Pansy

Pelargonium (Annual Geraniums)

Geranium-annual - Copy

 

Petunias

Petunias

Plectranthus

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Primulas

Primulus

Rosemary

Rosemary

Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet potato vine

Santolina

Santolina

Salvias

Salvia

Snapdragons

Snapdragon

Stocks

Stock - Copy

Strawflower

Strawflower - Copy

 

Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum

Verbascums

Verbascum

Verbena

Verbena

Violas

Viola

Zinnias

Zinnia