Annabelle deer resistant?

ikea_gwMay 9, 2010

Since the specie of this is native to the eastern U.S. can I assume that Annabelle is resistant to deer browsing?

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ostrich(3a AB)

I have not had any problem with deer munching on my Annabelles at all.... poor Pinky Winky was a different story though!!! Sigh...

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 11:28PM
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sue36(Z5 Maine)

They don't eat the ones at my house or my father's.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2010 at 5:54PM
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esh_ga

Ha, ha, ha! They eat mine every time that I forget to spray them with Liquid Fence. Deer candy.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2010 at 10:05PM
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mrgpag

we always have some deer wandering through our arboretum and I've never seen deer browse on this species. Paniculatas is a different story

    Bookmark   May 10, 2010 at 10:39PM
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wild_belief(7b)

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.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 1:30AM
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salesncoupons_aol_com

The deer LOVE the ones in my back yard.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 12:31PM
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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

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.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 7:25PM
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blueeskimo(z4-5a PA)

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.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 7:00PM
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mrgpag

Earlier I stated no damage to Annabelle's but that changed this year as they have been munching around the edges of the bed.
Marshall

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 7:42PM
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