Deer-resistant plants for Hamilton, NY

Here’s my ever-shrinking deer-resistant plant list for 2016 (I do not include plants that are invasive in, and destructive to, CNY wild areas):

EVERGREEN SHRUBS

  • Boxwood
  • Inkberry
  • Juniper (most)
  • White spruce
  • Blue spruce

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

  • Spirea (all cultivars)
  • American cranberrybush viburnum
  • Forsythia
  • Potentilla
  • Smokebush
  • Fragrant sumac “Grow-Low” (fabulous native plant)
  • Witch hazel
  • Rose of Sharon

PERENNIALS

  • Nepeta
  • Perennial geranium (not the flowerpot kind)
  • Yarrow
  • Astilbe
  • Veronica
  • Lamb’s ears
  • Lady’s mantle
  • Iris
  • Shasta daisy
  • Peony
  • Coreopsis
  • Scabiosa (pincushion flower)
  • Monarda
  • Lavender
  • Russian sage
  • All ornamental grasses
  • Black-eyed Susans and coneflowers (hit or miss!)
  • All ferns
  • Hellebores

BULBS

  • Daffodils
  • Allium

HERBS

  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Chives
  • Oregano