damage to Phlox

trixietroutJune 29, 2006

I mistakenly posted this on the exchange board first.

I have extensive flower beds and one of the larger ones tends to over-run with Garden Phlox. I pull and dig the unwanted ones, but last year and this something appears to be biting off the tops. Last year I thought it was deer, but now I realize I would see tracks or crushed foliage. The damage is only to the top, new leaves are growing, and last year they bloomed anyway. The stem looks neatly "cut". Any ideas what may be causing this?

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I have alot of phlox also but I'm just guessing here..squirrels (sp) or rabbits? Are the phlox near a fence or other structure? I have a squirrel that gets on my split rail fence & bites the roses off the bush! I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it. He did it so swiftly & easily, that I just know he's had alot of practice! I guess the critters have to eat too.

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