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Deer-Proofing Your Bay Area Garden

Garden Guides | Garden Design Service

Written by Kathy Crane, owner, Yerba Buena California Native Plant Nursery


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Part of country life means sharing our gardens with deer. Afternoons at Yerba Buena Nursery, we regularly have a herd of 17 deer in our meadow. The main deer trail traverses the Nursery entrance, giving us an opportunity to test deer preferences by our planting choices.

 

Hereís what we know:


1)Good fences make deer move to your neighbors! (And thatís not fair!) A small fenced area gives you a chance to grow vegetables, fruit, or a few roses.Consider the location of your deer trail when selecting where to place your fenced garden. Deer need a way to get from one property to another and have long established routes.Leave a trail open to them.

 

2)Deer populations vary in their tastes according to geographic area. Try using native plants which have proven successful for your neighbors.Chances are, the local deer have similar preferences/disdain for certain plants. See below for our list of "deer resistant" plants here at Yerba Buena Nusery.

 

3)A hungry deer will eat anything.Early in the spring, nature provides more deer food.During birthing season, mothers get hungrier!Summer into Fall means less food and a need to get water by chewing on plants.Spray Deer Repellent on favorite plants now!

 

4)Young, tender plants taste better to deer than older, established plants.Even among "deer resistant" plants, nursery soil imparts special flavor which dissipates over time.Young plants which are "tasted" canít sacrifice too many leaves. Protect these plants with a physical barrier and/or spray until established.Plants must be individually caged, using a solid metal stake that the deer cannot push down

 

5)Deer can only reach so high (sometimes on their hind legs that is pretty high).Vines like Vitis californica (Wild grape) or shrubs like Rhamnus californica (Coffeeberry) can be protected until they grow taller than deer can reach.

 

6)†† Planting a deer resistant group of plants in front of non- deer resistant plants can sometimes dissuade deer.For instance, using Berberis aquifolium, Ribes speciosum or even large Bunch grasses along the deer route and planting behind these with deer preferred plants sometimes discourages deer.

 

7)If the deer browse your plants, donít despair!Sometimes this unorthodox pruning method results in fuller, bushier plants in the long run.

 

8.) Why Not Just Feed The Deer?!

If all else fails, consider this perspective:Most people continually complain that deer eat everything.However, one kind customer took us aback when he asked us to recommend plants that the deer COULD eat.He had fenced a private garden.Outside the fence, he wanted to plant an area with food that the deer could enjoy!




Yerba Buena Nursery

"Deer Resistant" Native Plant List
for Bay Area Gardens


We hesitate to publish a list of deer resistant plants for an obvious reason: Deer do not read lists!Having said this, we offer the following recommendations.

**Plants on this list will vary in their deer resistant qualities depending on age of the plant, tastes of your deer and the time of the year.**

**Individual plant caging and deer repellent spray may need to be used in combination with the planting of "deer resistant" plants.**

Trees

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Acer circinatumVine MapleModerate
Acer macrophyllumBig Leaf MapleModerate
Aesculus californicaCalifornia BuckeyeModerate
Arbutus menziesiiMadroneModerate
Calocedrus decurrensIncense CedarHigh
Cupressus abramsianaSanta Cruz CypressHigh
Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Pyramid'Arizona CypressHigh
Cupressus lawsonianaLawson CypressHigh
Cupressus macnabianaMcNab CypressHigh
Cupressus macr.Monterey CypressHigh
Cupressus macr. 'Saligna Aurea'Weeping Monterey CypressHigh
Cupressus sargentiiSargent CypressHigh
Juglans californica var. hindsiiN. California Black WalnutModerate
Lyonothamnus flor. ssp. asplen.Fernleaf Catalina IronwoodModerate
Pinus attenuataKnobcone PineHigh
Pinus sabinianaGray PineHigh
Platanus racemosaWestern SycamoreModerate
Pseudostuga menziesiiDouglas FirModerate
Quercus agrifoliaCoast Live OakModerate
Quercus chrysolepisCanyon Live OakModerate
Quercus garryanaOregon White OakModerate
Quercus lobataValley OakModerate
Sambucus mexicanaBlue ElderberryModerate
Sequoia sempervirensRedwoodHigh
Sequoia semp. 'Aptos Blue'Coast RedwoodHigh
Sequoia semp. 'Emily Brown'Coast RedwoodHigh
Sequoia semp. 'Filoli'Coast RedwoodHigh
Sequoia semp. 'Simpson's Silver'Coast RedwoodHigh
Sequoia semp. 'Soquel'Coast RedwoodHigh
Sequoiadendron giganteumGiant SequoiaHigh
Torreya californicaCalifornia NutmegHigh

Shrubs

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Adenostoma fasciculatumChamiseHigh
Arctostaphylos andersoniiManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos auriculataMount Diablo ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos auriculata 'Knobcone Point'Mount Diablo ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffith''Austin Griffith' ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'Serpentine ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony'Vine Hill ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'Vine Hill ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'Vine Hill ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Dr. Hurd'ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Bert Johnson'Bronze Mat ManzanitaHigh
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Big Sur'ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'Bronze Mat ManzanitaHigh
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet''Emerald Carpet' ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos glaucaBigberry ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Greensphere'ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Ken Taylor'Monterey ManzanitaHigh
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. franciscanaFranciscan ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. raveniiPresidio ManzanitaHigh
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Wayside''Wayside' Monterey ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos hookeri x pajaroensis 'Sunset'ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos imbricataSan Bruno Mt. ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos insularis 'Canyon Sparkles'Island ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley''John Dourley' ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos manzanita 'St. Helena'ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos manzanita x unk 'Hood Mountain'ManzanitaHigh
Arctostaphylos nummulariaFort Bragg ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist''Pacific Mist' ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Paradise'Pajaro ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Warren Roberts'Pajaro ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos refugioensisRefugio ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos regismontanaKing's Mountain ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'Shaggy-Barked ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Seaspray''Seaspray' ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos tomentosa var. roseiRose's ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Green Supreme''Green Supreme' BearberryModerate
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes''Pt. Reyes' BearberryModerate
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant''Radiant' BearberryModerate
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'San Bruno Mountain''San Bruno Mtn.' BearberryModerate
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. leo-breweriLeo Brewer's ManzanitaModerate
Arctostaphylos 'Winterglow'Winterglow ManzanitaModerate
Artemisia californicaCalifornia SagebrushHigh
Artemisia californica 'Canyon Grey'California SagebrushHigh
Artemisia californica 'Montara'California SagebrushModerate
Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'Sand Hill SageHigh
Artemisia tridentataBig SagebrushHigh
Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Pt.'Dwarf Coyote BushHigh
Baccharis pilularis var. consanguineaCoyote BushHigh
Baileya multiradiataDesert MarigoldModerate
Berberis aquifoliumOregon GrapeHigh
Berberis aquifolium 'Skylark''Skylark' Oregon GrapeModerate
Berberis aquifolium ssp. compactaOregon GrapeHigh
Berberis 'Golden Abundance'Oregon GrapeHigh
Berberis 'Ken Hartman'Oregon GrapeModerate
Berberis neviniiNevin BarberryHigh
Berberis repensCreeping BarberryHigh
Calycanthus occidentalisSpice BushHigh
Ceanothus 'Centennial'Wild LilacModerate
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrushHigh
Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus 'Snowball'Wild LilacHigh
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'Wild LilacHigh
Ceanothus 'Ebbets Field'Dwarf Wild LilacHigh
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'Point Reyes CeanothusModerate
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'Glory MatModerate
Ceanothus gloriosus ssp. exaltatus 'Emily Brown'Point Reyes CeanothusHigh
Ceanothus hearstiorumHearst CeanothusModerate
Ceanothus impressus 'Mesa Lilac'California-LilacModerate
Ceanothus impressus 'Vandenberg'Santa Barbara CeanothusHigh
Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'Wild LilacModerate
Ceanothus maritimus 'Frosty Dawn'Maritime CeanothusModerate
Ceanothus maritimus 'Point Sierra'Maritime CeanothusModerate
Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'Wild LilacModerate
Cercocarpus betuloidesWestern Mountain MahoganyModerate
Chamaebatiaria millefoliumFern BushHigh
Comarostaphylos diversifoliaSummer HollyHigh
Corylus cornuta var. californicaCalifornia HazelnutModerate
Dirca occidentalisWestern LeatherwoodHigh
Ericameria ericoidesGolden HeatherHigh
Eriogonum arborescensSanta Cruz Island BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum fasciculatum 'Theodore Payne'California BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatumCalifornia BuckwheatModerate
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosumCalifornia BuckwheatModerate
Eriogonum giganteumSaint Catherine's LaceModerate
Eriophyllum confertiflorumGolden YarrowHigh
Eriophyllum neviniiNevin's EriophyllumHigh
Fremontodendron 'California Glory'FlannelbushModerate
Fremontodendron californicum ssp. crassifoliumFlannel BushModerate
Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'FlannelbushModerate
Garrya elliptica 'Evie'Coast SilktasselModerate
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'Coast Silk TasselModerate
Gaultheria shallonSalalHigh
Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Davis Gold''Davis Gold' ToyonModerate
Holodiscus discolorCream BushHigh
Isomeris arboreaBladderpodHigh
Lepechinia calycinaPitcher SageHigh
Lepechinia fragransIsland Pitcher SageHigh
Lepechinia fragrans 'El Tigre'Island Pitcher SageHigh
Lonicera involucrataTwinberryHigh
Lupinus albifronsSilver Bush LupineHigh
Lupinus arboreus - -- LavenderYellow Bush LupineModerate
Lupinus arboreus - purple formPurple Bush LupineModerate
Malacothamnus fasciculatusChaparral MallowHigh
Malacothamnus fremontiiFremont's Bush MallowHigh
Mimulus clevelandiiMonkeyflowerModerate
Mimulus 'Kathy's Pink'Pink MonkeyflowerModerate
Mimulus longiflorus ssp. calycinusMonkeyflowerModerate
Myrica californicaPacific Wax MyrtleHigh
Neviusia cliftoniiSnow-WreathModerate
Nolina parryiBeargrassHigh
Perityle incanaPerityleHigh
Physocarpus capitatusPacific NinebarkModerate
Pickeringia montanaChaparral PeaHigh
Rhamnus croceaRed BerryHigh
Rhus integrifoliaLemonade BerryHigh
Rhus ovataSugarbushHigh
Rhus trilobataSquawbushModerate
Ribes indecorumWhite-Flowered CurrantHigh
Ribes malvaceumChaparral CurrantModerate
Ribes malvaceum 'Barrie Coate'Chaparral CurrantModerate
Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels'Chaparral CurrantModerate
Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose'Chaparral CurrantHigh
Ribes malvaceum 'Rinconada Rose'Chaparral CurrantModerate
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosumPink Flowering CurrantHigh
Ribes speciosumFuchsia-Flowered GooseberryHigh
Ribes thatcherianumSanta Cruz Island GooseberryHigh
Ribes viburnifoliumCatalina CurrantHigh
Rosa californicaWild California RoseHigh
Rosa gymnocarpaWood RoseHigh
Rosa spithameaGround RoseModerate
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontanaInterior RoseModerate
Rubus spectabilisSalmon BerryHigh
Salvia apianaWhite SageHigh
Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'SageHigh
Salvia brandegeiSanta Rosa Island SageHigh
Salvia brandegei 'Pacific Blue'Santa Rosa Island SageHigh
Salvia clevelandiiCleveland SageHigh
Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'Cleveland SageHigh
Salvia 'Dara's Choice'Dara's Choice Hybrid SageHigh
Salvia leucophyllaPurple SageHigh
Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'Amethyst Bluff Purple SageHigh
Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa'Purple SageHigh
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal'Purple SageHigh
Salvia melliferaBlack SageHigh
Salvia mellifera 'Green Carpet'Prostrate Black SageHigh
Salvia mellifera 'Terra Seca''Terra Seca' Black SageHigh
Salvia mellifera x ? 'Shirley's Creeper'Black Sage HybridHigh
Salvia mellifera x leucophyllaHybrid SageHigh
Salvia 'Pinkie'SageHigh
Salvia sonom. 'Hobbit Toes'Creeping SageHigh
Salvia 'Vicki Romo'Hybrid SageHigh
Salvia x clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'Cleveland Sage HybridHigh
Salvia x clevelandii 'Aromas'Cleveland Sage HybridHigh
Salvia x clevelandii 'Pozo Blue'Cleveland Sage HybridHigh
Salvia x clevelandii 'Whirly Blue'Cleveland Sage HybridHigh
Sambucus racemosa ssp. racemosaRed ElderberryModerate
Solanum umbelliferum 'Spring Frost'NightshadeHigh
Solanum xanti var. obispoense 'Navajo Creek'NightshadeHigh
Solanum xantii 'Salmon Creek'NightshadeHigh
Styrax officinalisSnowdrop BushModerate
Symphoricarpos albusSnowberryHigh
Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park'SnowberryModerate
Trichostema lanatumWoolly Blue CurlsHigh
Vaccinium ovatumHuckleberryHigh
Venegasia carpesioidesCanyon-SunflowerHigh
Xylococcus bicolorMission ManzanitaModerate
Yucca whippleiOur Lord's CandleHigh

Perennials

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Achillea millefolium - pinkPink YarrowHigh
Achillea millefolium 'Calistoga'Grey-Leaved YarrowModerate
Achillea millefolium 'King Range'White YarrowHigh
Achillea millefolium 'Sonoma Coast'Sonoma White YarrowModerate
Actea rubraBaneberryHigh
Agave desertiAgaveHigh
Anemopsis californicaYerba MansaModerate
Aralia californicaElk CloverModerate
Artemisia douglasianaMugwortHigh
Artemisia ludoviciana albula 'Silver Queen'Silver WormwoodHigh
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' WormwoodHigh
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'Silver WormwoodHigh
Asarum caudatumWild GingerModerate
Asclepias cordifoliaPurple MilkweedHigh
Asclepias eriocarpaIndian MilkweedHigh
Asclepias fascicularisButterfly WeedHigh
Asclepias speciosaShowy MilkweedHigh
Aster chilensisChilean AsterModerate
Cardamine californicaMilk MaidsModerate
Cynoglossum grandeHounds TongueModerate
Darmera peltataUmbrella PlantHigh
Datura wrightiiJimson WeedHigh
Delphinium californicumCalifornia LarkspurModerate
Dicentra formosaWestern Bleeding HeartHigh
Dudleya setchelliSanta Clara Valley DudleyaHigh
Epilobium 'Brilliant Smith' - (Zausch.)California FuchsiaModerate
Epilobium canum 'Calistoga'California FuchsiaModerate
Epilobium canum 'Catalina'California FuchsiaHigh
Epilobium canum ssp. canum - (Zausch.)California FuchsiaHigh
Epilobium canum ssp. latifoliumCalifornia FuchsiaHigh
Epilobium 'Hurricane Point'California FuchsiaHigh
Epilobium sept. 'Select Mattole'California FuchsiaHigh
Epilobium sept. 'Wayne's Silver' - (Zausch.)California FuchsiaHigh
Epipactis gigantea 'Serpentine Night'Stream OrchidModerate
Equisetum hyemaleHorsetailHigh
Erigeron glaucusSeaside DaisyHigh
Erigeron glaucus 'Bountiful'Seaside DaisyModerate
Erigeron glaucus 'Cape Sebastian'Seaside DaisyModerate
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'Seaside DaisyModerate
Erigeron 'Wayne Roderick'Seaside DaisyHigh
Eriogonum crocatumSaffron BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum elongatumBuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum grande var. rubescensRosey BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum latifoliumChalk BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum nudumBuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum umb. 'Excellent Yellow'Sulfur BuckwheatHigh
Eriogonum umb. var. polyanth. 'Shasta Sulphur'Sulfur BuckwheatHigh
Eriophyllum lanatumDwarf Woolly DaisyHigh
Erysimum concinnumCoast WallflowerHigh
Erysimum franciscanumSan Francisco WallflowerModerate
Erysimum insulare var. suffrutescensDune WallflowerModerate
Fragaria californica (vesca)Woodland StrawberryModerate
Fragaria chiloensisBeach StrawberryModerate
Geranium californicumWild GeraniumModerate
Grindelia stricta ssp. venulosaGum PlantHigh
Heracleum lanatumCow ParsnipHigh
Heterotheca sess. ssp. bol. 'San Bruno Mtn.'Golden AsterHigh
Heuchera 'Canyon Delight''Canyon Delight' Coral BellsModerate
Heuchera sp. - pink flowered formPink-Flowered Coral BellsModerate
Hoita macrostachyaHoita (Psoralea)High
Iris bracteataIrisHigh
Iris chrysophyllaIrisHigh
Iris 'Deep Magic'Iris 'Deep Magic'High
Iris douglasianaDouglas IrisHigh
Iris douglasiana - deep purple formDouglas Iris - Purple FormHigh
Iris 'Escalona'PCH-IrisHigh
Iris fernaldiiFernald's IrisModerate
Iris 'Idylwild'PCH-IrisHigh
Iris innominataDel Norte IrisHigh
Iris macrosiphon 'Mt. Madonna'Ground IrisHigh
Iris 'Native Warrior'Dwarf PCH IrisHigh
Iris 'San Lorenzo Valley'PCH IrisHigh
Iris 'Snow Queen'PCH IrisHigh
Iris 'Stroke of Midnight'PCH-IrisModerate
Iris 'Tiki'PCH IrisHigh
Iris x douglasiana 'Canyon Snow''Canyon Snow' IrisHigh
Juncus effusus var. pacificus 'Quartz Creek'Soft RushHigh
Keckiella 'Roy Taylor'Shrubby PenstemonModerate
Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'California Beach AsterHigh
Lewisia cotyledonBroad Leaf LewisiaHigh
Linum lewisiiWestern Blue FlaxHigh
Lobelia cardinalisScarlet LobeliaHigh
Lobelia dunnii var. serrataBlue LobeliaHigh
Lupinus albifrons var. collinusDwarf Silver Bush LupineHigh
Lupinus polyphyllusMarsh LupineModerate
Mimulus - PurpleMonkeyflower HybridHigh
Mimulus - WhiteMonkeyflowerModerate
Mimulus aurantiacusSticky MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus bifidusApricot MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus cardinalisScarlet MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus 'Changeling'MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus 'Classic Purple'Purple MonkeyflowerModerate
Mimulus 'Dark Red'Hybrid MonkeyflowerModerate
Mimulus 'Eleanor'MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus guttatusSeep MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus lewisiiMonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus longiflorusSouthern Bush MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus longiflorus 'Topanga Canyon'Southern Sticky Monkey FlowerHigh
Mimulus longiflorus var. rutilisRed Velvet MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus puniceusRed Bush MonkeyflowerHigh
Mimulus 'Ruby Silver'Ruby-Colored MonkeyflowerHigh
Monardella macranthaHummingbird MintHigh
Monardella villosaCommon Coyote MintHigh
Monardella villosa ssp. franciscanaCommon Coyote MintHigh
Oxalis oreganaRedwood SorrelModerate
Penstemon eatoniiEaton's PenstemonHigh
Penstemon heterophyllusBlue Bedder PenstemonModerate
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs''Blue Springs' PenstemonHigh
Penstemon newberryi var. sonom. 'St. Helena'Mountain PrideModerate
Penstemon palmeriPalmer's PenstemonModerate
Penstemon procerusWhorled PenstemonModerate
Penstemon spectabilisRoyal PenstemonHigh
Petasites palmatusWestern ColtsfootHigh
Phacelia bol.Caterpillar FlowerModerate
Plantago subnudaCoastal PlantainHigh
Polygonum paronychiaDune KnotweedHigh
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolataSelf-healModerate
Romneya coulteriMatilija PoppyHigh
Salvia spathaceaHummingbird SageHigh
Salvia spathacea 'Powerline Pink'Hummingbird SageHigh
Satureja douglasiiYerba BuenaHigh
Satureja mimuloidesRed-Flowered Wild SavoryHigh
Scrophularia californicaCalifornia FigwortModerate
Sedum oreganumStonecropHigh
Sedum spathulifoliumStonecropHigh
Sidalcea malvaefloraChecker BloomModerate
Sidalcea malvaeflora 'Palustre'Checker BloomModerate
Silene californicaIndian PinkModerate
Sisyrinchium bellumBlue-Eyed-GrassHigh
Sisyrinchium bellum 'Arroyo de la Cruz'Blue Eyed GrassHigh
Sisyrinchium bellum 'Rocky Point'Dwarf Blue-Eyed GrassModerate
Sisyrinchium californicumYellow-Eyed-GrassModerate
Smilacina stellataSlim Solomon SealHigh
Solanum umbelliferum var. incanumNightshadeHigh
Solanum wallaceiIsland NightshadeHigh
Solanum xantii 'Navajo Creek'NightshadeHigh
Tellima grandifloraFringe CupsHigh
Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpumMeadow-RueHigh
Thermopsis macrophyllaGolden PeaModerate
Tolmiea menziesiiPiggy-Back PlantHigh
Vancouveria hexandraRedwood IvyModerate
Verbena hastataVerbenaModerate
Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'Cedros Island VerbenaModerate
Viola pedunculataJohnny Jump-UpModerate
Viola semp.Evergreen VioletModerate
Whipplea modestaYerba de SelvaModerate
Xerophyllum tenaxBeargrassHigh

Grasses/Sedges/Rushes

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Calamagrostis foliosaLeafy Reed GrassHigh
Calamagrostis nutkaensisPacific Reed GrassHigh
Carex praegracilisClustered Field SedgeHigh
Deschampsia caespitosaTufted Hair GrassHigh
Deschampsia caespitosa 'Susan's Choice'Tufted Hair GrassHigh
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformisTufted HairgrassHigh
Festuca californicaCalifornia FescueHigh
Festuca californica 'Horse Mountain'California FescueHigh
Festuca californica 'Scott Mountain'Silver-Gray California FescueHigh
Festuca californica 'Serpentine Blue'California FescueHigh
Festuca idahoensisIdaho FescueHigh
Festuca idahoensis 'Tomales Bay'Tomales Bay Idaho FescueHigh
Festuca 'Siskiyou Blue'FescueHigh
Hierochloe occidentaleVanilla GrassHigh
Juncus patensCommon RushHigh
Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'Blue RushHigh
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'Giant Wild RyeHigh
Melica californicaCalifornia MelicHigh
Melica imperfectaCoastrange MelicHigh
Muhlenbergia rigensDeer GrassHigh
Nassella cernuaNodding Needle GrassHigh
Nassella pulchraPurple Needle GrassHigh
Scirpus cernuusFiber Optic GrassHigh

Native Ferns

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Adiantum aleuticum (syn. pedatum)Five-Finger FernHigh
Adiantum capillus-venerisVenus-Hair FernHigh
Adiantum jordaniiCalifornia MaidenhairHigh
Adiantum x tracyiMaidenhairHigh
Athyrium filix-feminaLady FernHigh
Blechnum spicantDeer FernHigh
Dryopteris argutaCoastal Wood FernHigh
Pellaea andromedifoliaCoffee FernHigh
Pellaea mucronataBird's-Foot FernHigh
Pentagramma triangularisGoldback FernHigh
Polypodium californicumCalifornia PolypodyHigh
Polypodium californicum 'Sarah Lyman'California PolypodyModerate
Polystichum munitumWestern Sword FernHigh
Pteridium aquilinumWestern Bracken FernHigh
Woodwardia fimbriataGiant Western Chain FernHigh

Annuals

Botanical NameCommon NameDeer Resistance
Cirsium occidentaleCobweb ThistleHigh
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