Delphinium is one timeless classic that deer avoid at all costs.
Coneflower, or Echinacea, has a lot going for it--bees and butterflies absolutely LOVE it, while deer hate it for its fragrance and spiky seed-bearing centers. It's a must-have!
Butterfly weed is an important plant for the continuation of the monarch butterfly--and the deer don't like it!
Columbine can be important for some butterfly and moth species, but deer will avoid the toxic (to them) leaves.
Who doesn't love lavender?? Deer don't!
Border beds and gardens with foxglove and deer will stay away, even as the plant attracts hummingbirds.
Red Valerian is an extremely low-care plant that deer avoid due to its bitter flavor.
Deer avoid the fuzzy foliage of striking Ice Plant flowers.
Liatrus is perfect for pollinators and has unique fuzz-like blooms. Oddly enough, deer dislike their sweet honey scent!