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Deer-resistant plants #230396

Asked March 10, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT

Would you provide me with a list of deer-resistant plants for the Ingham County area?

Ingham County Michigan

Expert Response

You use the term "deer-resistant" so it appears you understand that depending upon conditions, deer can and will feed on almost anything.  That being said, some plants are simply their favorites and others are less likely to be browsed.  Below is a link to an article and deer-resistant plant list put together by MSU professionals.  You will see they categorize the plants by degree of susceptibility and give you the Latin and common names.  Most of the plants on this list prefer part to full sun but there are a few such as the fern that will do well in full shade.

Hope this helps!

http://www.ipm.msu.edu/uploads/files/deer_resistant_plants.pdf
Diane Brady Replied March 12, 2015, 5:42 PM EDT

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