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I am growing Tithonia rotundifolia - Gopher?

Posted by chezron 10b (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 13:17

I live near San Diego. I wanted to grow Tithonia since the butterflies like to nectar from it. They are growing great 2-3 feet tall. Lost one to gophers. Apparently the roots are excellent! Yesterday some creature just took a bite out of the stem near the ground and the plant keeled over. The bite is perfectly half moon-shaped and took out half the stem diameter. Is this a gopher too? I guess Tithonia needs a wire basket AND wire stem protection.


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RE: I am growing Tithonia rotundifolia - Gopher?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 14:49

Gophers will emerge from the ground and feed on the surface, as well as attacking the roots from underground.

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RE: I am growing Tithonia rotundifolia - Gopher?

I think that squirrels like tithonia also...do you have squirrels?


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