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Peonies & deer?

Posted by SuVo z5 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 2, 04 at 21:51

I just saw a beautiful disply of peonies in a yard
in my neighborhood. I was surprised the deer hadn't
eaten them, so i asked the woman about it. She told
me the deer eat everything else in her yard, but NOT
the peonies. is that typical? Deer don't eat peonies?


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RE: Peonies & deer?

Yes, it's completely typical. Deer generally leave peonies alone. I say "generally" because sometimes fawns do take a bite. I have had mine browsed on rare occasion, but they are truly among the plants least often disturbed. By this time in summer they never get eaten.

RE: Peonies & deer?

  • Posted by SuVo z5 NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 3, 04 at 9:47

that's great news for me, because i love peonies,
but living in Florida i was never able to have
them... now i can :o)


RE: Peonies & deer?

They never touch the things! It's one of the pleasures of gardening around here! It's also probably why so many nice old clumps have survived around these old houses!

RE: Peonies & deer?

Welcome to New York! Peonies love it here!

RE: Peonies & deer?

The deer haven't touched my peonies for more than twenty years, although they have eaten virtually everything else in my yard and hedgerow. I only wish that I could extend the peony blooming season for more than a few weeks.

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