Since the specie of this is native to the eastern U.S. can I assume that Annabelle is resistant to deer browsing?
I have not had any problem with deer munching on my Annabelles at all.... poor Pinky Winky was a different story though!!! Sigh...
They don't eat the ones at my house or my father's.
Ha, ha, ha! They eat mine every time that I forget to spray them with Liquid Fence. Deer candy.
we always have some deer wandering through our arboretum and I've never seen deer browse on this species. Paniculatas is a different story
Just had to pull a section of Annabelles out of a wooded display at the nursery because of grazing. Definitely not deer resistant, but you never know what they're going to go after.
The deer LOVE the ones in my back yard.
Deer are eating a lot this year, including Annabelle. They ate a 6-8", 3 stemed plant, down to an inch from the ground. They also removed foliage on a larger Incrediball. Left flowers untouched however.
They'll definitely eat smooth hydrangea here if I'm not spraying LF (they're particularly fond of Incrediballs. Give them the credit for good taste :-)
What I want to mention is that the damage of gaalan in Atlanta sounds more like rabbit damage than deer's. Rabbits tend to leave the broke off plants around.
Earlier I stated no damage to Annabelle's but that changed this year as they have been munching around the edges of the bed.