In some areas, deer are a major challenge for gardeners. Hungry deer may nibble your plants to the ground. One solution for keeping deer away is to plant deer-resistant plants. These are plants that most deer will not eat either because of their taste, smell, texture or toxicity. When shopping for deer-resistant plants, choose from perennials, shrubs, flower bulbs and more. First, make sure the plants you select will grow in your hardiness zone. Other factors to consider when buying deer-resistant plants for sale are their sunlight and soil requirements, mature height and spread, foliage and flower color, and bloom time.