-=> Quoting Janet Wintermute to All on 03 Jan 96 09:45:45<=-
JW> This is a repost to help recent requesters for more info on plants
JW> that deer don't like.--Janet
JW> The November American Horticulturist includes a helpful piece by the
JW> North Carolina Arboretum (Asheville, NC) on the results of their study
JW> of which plants are and are not eaten by deer. Switching to plants
JW> that deer avoid won't cure today's problem for you, but the list may
JW> point you in a good direction when considering new species to add or
JW> items to replace plants the deer have already damaged.
Gee, I certainly wish the Deer in my area of central Texas could read.
If they could they would be on the first flight to NC. <g>... What
the research persons do not take into account is the density of the
deer population in some residential areas which are soooooo over
crowded with deer that they eat everything in sight. Even take bites
out of cactus. regards Joe
JW> "Plants Eaten by Deer:
JW> Astarum canadense (wild ginger)
JW> Heuchera (all cultivars)
JW> Phlox spp.
JW> Sanguisorba tenuifolia (burnet)
JW> Saponaria spp. (soapwort)
JW> Tradescantia spp. (spiderwort)
JW> Tricyrtis spp. (toad lily)
JW> Viola cornuta (horned violet)
JW> "Plants NOT Eaten by Deer:
JW> Ajuga spp. (bugleweed)
JW> Astilbe spp.
JW> Campanula spp. (bellflower)
JW> Chrysogonum ***ianum
JW> Clematis paniculata
JW> Clethra alnifolia (summersweet)
JW> Deutzia gracilis
JW> Epimedium spp.
JW> Itea ***ica (sweetspire)
JW> Lamium maculatum
JW> Leucanthemum spp.
JW> Lobelia spp.
JW> Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)
JW> Magnolia spp.
JW> Myosotis spp. (forget-me-not)
JW> Pachysandra procumbens
JW> Pelargonium spp. (scented geraniums)
JW> Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage)
JW> Pulmonaria spp. (lungwort)
JW> Rubus pentalobus (crinkle-leaf creeper)
JW> Sagina spp. (pearlwort)
JW> Salvia spp.
JW> Solidago spp. (goldenrod)
JW> Teucrinum spp. (germander)
JW> Tiarella spp.
JW> Veronica spp. (speedwell)"
JW> Apparently the NC Arboretum folks were originally responding to an
JW> article on animals in gardens printed in the July Amer. Hortic.
JW> The Arboretum reports that hostas are particularly appetizing to deer,
JW> but these 3 hostas are resistant:
JW> 'Blue Cadet
JW> 'Sum and Substance'
JW> And 'Halcyon' lost buds only.
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