Plants in this list should be chosen where deer damage to ornamentals is severe. these plants are less likely to be damaged than other plants. Few, if any plants are totally resistant to deer. If deer populations are high, if deer overly tam or if food is scarce, deer are likely to feed on any ornamental plants. Deer prefer fertilized plants to unfertilized ones. During dry weather, deer are more likely to eat plants which have been irrigated.
The following list includes plants that deer normal don't like. Those marked with an asterisk are particularly resistant. Some of these plants are poisonous to people or livestock. The degree of resistance may vary with the season or age of the plant.