Deer Resistant Plants for Central Texas
Tips to help your plants survive
- Surround newly planted trees and shrubs with a cage of wire fencing until they become established.
- Spray deer repellent on newly installed plants and repeat applications after rain or heavy irrigation.
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This guide is not a guarantee. Deer will eat almost anything when they are hungry. Their preferences vary from herd to herd, and the denser their population, the more adventurous their appetite becomes. Even if a plant is ‘deer resistant’ they may still nibble the flowers. Look around your neighborhood to see what is surviving there. When bucks are shedding the velvet on their antlers they will rub them on any tree or shrub available causing damage. The best deer proofing is an eight foot fence!
Copper Canyon Daisy
Indigo Spires Salvia
Mealy Blue Sage
Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican Mint Marigold
Pride of Barbados