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Annabelle deer resistant?

Posted by ikea_gw 7 (My Page) on
Sun, May 9, 10 at 19:17

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


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  • Posted by sue36 Z5 Maine (My Page) on
    Mon, May 10, 10 at 17:54

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


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


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


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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.


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The deer LOVE the ones in my back yard.


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  • Posted by gaalan z7b Atlanta (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 7, 11 at 19:25

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.


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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.


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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


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