Catmint Plants

Is Catmint Deer Resistant

Beachgrandma added on September 2, 2012 | Answered

I have catmint in my garden in NY, where I live in the country and where deer are plentiful. The deer do not touch the catmint, although they happily munch on other plants in my garden. I love this plant because it is as reliable a plant as there can be. It does not require any maintenance and establishes and propagates very quickly–so quickly, in fact, that it probably qualifies as being invasive. I am ok with its invasive nature on my property because I have four acres of hillside to cover, so it fits my needs well, but you may want to take care when considering this plant for your garden.

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Answered on September 3, 2012

While no plant is 100% deer proof, catmint does seem to deter deer most of the time, along with other fragrant plants. And yes, they are also aggressive growers too.

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