How do you keep deer from eating your azaleas?

Add Fencing Building a barrier around your yard, garden, or specific plants is the best long-term solution. For smaller spaces, such as a garden or island, you can build a barrier or fence that is four feet tall and securely rooted in the ground. Deer jump high, but are less likely to enter a confined space.

Do deer eat rhododendron and azaleas?

Fortunately, the local deer don’t like most rhododendrons, although they do like azaleas and evergreen azaleas, in particular, are akin to deer candy. The deer don’t like anything with highly aromatic foliage, so in the sunniest areas, I’ve planted lots of lavender and I could put in some rosemary too.

Do marigolds keep deer away?

All varieties of marigolds are a turnoff for deer because of their strong, pungent scent. However, signet marigolds (pictured) have a lighter citrusy smell and flavor, making them popular for culinary use.

Will deer eat lavender?

Deer hate fragrant blooms from certain herbs like lavender and especially sweet-smelling flowers, like peonies. They’ll also stay away from toxic plants.

Will azaleas grow back after deer eat them?

They’ll just need some time to rebound and regrow. I’d wait at least a few weeks and see how they’re looking by early summer before doing any digging and replacing. Your azaleas probably aren’t going to bloom much, if at all, since it sounds like the deer munched off the flower buds that formed last season.

What do plants do deers eat?

Plants Deer Like to Eat.

  • Plants That Deer Do Not Like to Eat (Usually) Bear in mind that the first rule of deer-proofing is that there are really no plants that are completely deer-proof.
  • A State-by-State Resource for Deer-Resistant Plants.
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  • What plants do deer hate?

    Add plants with pungent smells and tastes that deer dislike. Start an herb garden. Deer hate really pungent herbs like mints (including bee balm and catnip), rosemary, oregano, chives, garlic and lavender.

    What deer won’t eat?

    Flowers and Shrubs That Deer Won’t Eat Sun Loving Plants That Deer Seldom Eat. For early springtime color, try bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths and Crown Imperials. Shade Plants That Deer Seldom Eat. If you have a shady yard, don’t despair. Ornamental Grasses That Deer Seldom Eat. Shrubs That Deer Seldom Eat.

    What are plants not eaten by deer?

    Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)

  • Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Corydalis
  • Coreopsis (Coreopsis)
  • Daffodil (Narcissus)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
  • Poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.)
  • Vinca (Cartharanthus)
  • Winter Aconite (Eranthus hyemalis)