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What flowers are deer-resistant?

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Plants that are either toxic, such as poppies and daffodils, or plants that have strong scents, including lavender and peonies, are considered deer-resistant. Although no plant is deer-proof, there are a number of plants that are less palatable than others are.

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Deer-resistant perennials with beautiful blooms include coneflowers, irises and daffodils. Deer generally avoid verbena, ageratum, sunflowers and zinnias. Coral-bells, cinnamon ferns and stonecrop are deer-resistant choices that add color and interest to a garden. Ground cover plants that deer avoid include creeping myrtle, creeping thyme and liriope. Blooming bushes that are deer-resistant include the butterfly bush, Russian sage and bluebeard.

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