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alliums with lilies

Posted by jewelbeetle (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 4, 09 at 21:39

I just planted lilies with alliums because the squirrels dont like them, has anyone heard of this?

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RE: alliums with lilies

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 8, 10 at 10:01

For the most part, alliums themselves are rodent resistant because of their onion scented bulbs and foliages. And, given that squirrels have a very sensitive sense of smell (they can smell a fresh load in my bird feeders a mile away!) it may be enough to stifle them a bit. I haven't had any trouble with my alliums, but other spring flowering bulbs (especially crocus) get dug up and munched. I don't have them planted close to one another, though.

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