i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer. are there any
flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet? any suggestions
will be greatly appreciated.
Shoot for the Moon,
Even if you miss it
you will land among the Stars
Here are some plants the deer have not eaten in the past four years:
monarda, spirea, campanula "blue clips," campanula poscharskyana,
campanula garganica, echinacea, erigeron, daffodils, boltonia, chamomile,
daylilies (why, I don't know), coreopsis verticillata (moonbeam), achillea
(various types), goldenrod, various shasta daisies (leuchanthemum),
Siberian iris, gentians, creeping thymes, salvia May Night, Veronica
Goodness Grows as well as a pink Veronica and a ground cover one,
penstemons, epimedium, ferns, foxglove, delphinium
So far they have not eaten the Rodgersia (2 yrs old), my new
new-this-season cimicifuga ramosa and silene (2 yrs old).
They're in my garden during the winter. They stay away most of the summer
-- probably waiting for the phlox to bloom -- and then come in around now
and start nibbling. They're eating a beautiful aster purple dome they left
alone for three years. They munched up the phlox flower heads. They
nipped off the roses. They groomed the mock orange.
I think most of the plants I mentioned would work for you. I suggest you
look for a copy of The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer. I just bought
it, and I think its a terrific guide to short season growing in a
L. M. Rose, Spokane, zone 5
"Set the table, but don't surprise the cat."
> i live in sierra nevada mountains and have herds of deer. are there any
> flowers that deer won't eat that i canplant at 6000 feet? any suggestions
> will be greatly appreciated.