Have Deer? No Problem!

by Amanda

We've all experienced it -- You spend hours meticulously planting your favorite Fall-Planted Bulbs in the ground, already anticipating the glorious rainbow of blooms to come in the spring. But, almost as soon as you plant them, you see bulbs scattered across your lawn and huge holes dug into your beds. The deer and rabbits have gotten to them and all of your hard work has been ruined! Well, gardeners, we're here to help with several Spring-Blooming Bulbs that are deer resistant. They have a certain smell and taste that are unappealing to the pesky critters.

Daffodils and Hyacinths

Daffodils not only grow almost anywhere and create a spectacularly cheerful display in the early spring garden, but are famous for being unappealing to deer. We have over 30 varieties of Daffodils to choose from, in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

Allium add a truly mystical, unique look to your summer garden and because they are close relatives of onions and leeks, the deer stay away! If you haven't planted Allium before, you should definitely try them this season.

Allium

Allium bulbs, such as the Summer Drummer variety pictured above, have that "wow" factor and are dependably perennial.

The amazing scent of Hyacinth blooms can overcome your entire spring garden, adding an extra element to your landscape. The colorful and easy-to-grow bulbs are also deer resistant, making them the perfect choice for any garden. Grape Hyacinths create a carpet of color in the late spring and are gorgeous planted in clumps. These unique bulbs are perennial and deer resistant.

There are also several unique Fall-Planted Bulbs that deer tend to stay away from. Anemone Bulbs bloom in a rainbow of colors and bring drama to the spring garden.

Anemone Blanda Mix

Anemone Blanda Mix

Wood Hyacinth Bulbs create clusters of fragrant, blue flowers in late spring. They are perfect for rock gardens, beds and borders. Mediterranean Bellsare a true conversation-starter in the garden and boast bell-shaped, bi-colored blooms. The blooms are also fragrant!

View all of our deer resistant Fall-Planted Bulbs here. What are your experiences with deer and Fall-Planted Bulbs? Please share in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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