No. Many San Antonio neighborhoods have deer. Applying the lowest recommended rate on the bag usually equals the 1 pound of nitrogen recommendation. The trees survive the infestation with minimum long-term damage but the numbers for next year can be reduced if you apply a dormant oil treatment to the trunk and stems next winter. Keep in mind that these are deer RESISTANT plants. It is about $19 per bottle but it says it repels all cirtters and will last 3 months unless a big rain or alot of overhead watering. If you have room in a sunny spot, you can let bee balm plants spread for large splashes of color. Depending on your attitude, they are a blessing or a curse. Name: Plumbago Plant Type: Shrub Height: 4’-6’ Width: 3’-4’ Light: full sun Salt: good salt tolerance Deer: do not usually eat Zone: 9-11 Notes: Plumbago is a beautiful flowering “sprawling” shrub that adds a ton of flowers to a sunny garden. Looking out of the window in the mornings and seeing a family of roe deer on the lawn sounds idyllic. Deer will eat almost everything except native grasses. Plumbago appears on some deer-proof lists, but it is eaten in my neighborhood. Imperial Blue Plumbago produces large clusters of deep sky blue flowers from early summer until fall. (90-120 cm) Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) Hardiness: Unknown - Tell us. So, what do you do if you love looking at wildlife in your back yard, but hate the fact that deer eat your landscaping? The following is a sample of shrubs and flowers that deer generally avoid and do well in our area. Foliage: This plant is resistant to deer. Deer often let them be, except in droughts. It blooms even in considerable shade. Sometimes finding out what your deer will and will not eat becomes a process of elimination. If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not like to eat. Disease–, pest– and deer–resistant, Plumbago is also known as Skyflower because of its sky–blue color. When working on your landscape, consider these deer resistant plants to keep your front yard or back yard looking nice. The plumbago blooms non-stop from summer until first frost. Or vice versa. Euonymus (Euonymus sp.). I have had success with Deer Off. This list of deer resistant plants is compiled from reports and recommendations by nurseries, garden centers, horticulture educators, master gardeners, and landscapers across the country. We do like to recommend that a repellent such as Liquid Fence be used when plants are first planted to protect young foliage. If people can put pansy and viola flowers on salads and eat them, deer surely can. So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there. Plumbago is a tender perennial with profuse blue flowers. Turk’s cap and shrimp plant are favorite hummingbird plants for the shade. They mature late in the summer. When I had piles of deer poop right by my front door, thought, 'OK, these plants have to go,' " she said. Tolerate inconsistent watering. Submitted by Fred_in_PA on March 3, 2020 - 5:26pm. We do like to recommend that a repellent such as Liquid Fence be used when plants are first planted to protect young foliage. Deer and Rabbit Resistant Plants Although deer and rabbits are entertaining to watch, they can also do considerable damage to landscape and garden plants. During droughts and other food-shortage situations, deer can become hungrier and may eat When deer are hungry enough they've been known to eat almost any plant. Plants that deer don't eat. Plants to try where deer are problematic include: Shrubs, climbers and trees. Looking out of the window in the mornings and seeing a family of roe deer on the lawn sounds idyllic. Both plants, however, are susceptible to breakage when the deer move through plantings. Deer are browsers rather than grazers, so they prefer stems and broadleaf plants to grass. FYI, their favorite dressings are Ranch and Thousand Island. Deer also chew twigs of deciduous trees. Brown calls these plants "deer candy." As for plants to consider including in your landscaping, Brown has found that deer will not eat certain plants. As stated above, deer eat different plants in different regions. Or both of them eat the crocus under the trees, but not next to the patio. Deer eat the lilies and take a few flowers off the hydrangea. Photo: DEA / RANDOM  / Contributor /De Agostini Editorial / Getty Images. However this list must be caveated like others I have seen; deer can't read and when they are hungry, they will eat almost anything. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Although the type of vegetation that deer prefer seems to vary somewhat between different parts of the country, it is still possible to identify deer resistant garden plants that should be safe no matter where you live. Plumbago looks good in the garden when planted with Black-Eyed Susans, Red Chrysanthemums, Purple Coneflower, and Asters, to name just a few. Deer do not eat rabits. These are plants that you will not want to plant if you are trying to prevent deer from grazing on your landscaping. Fertilize your lawn with slow-release lawn fertilizer such as 19-5-9. Even for proven deer-proof plants, it is recommended that a new planting be sprayed with Liquid Fence or a similar product to discourage the curious deer from tasting or just yanking the plants because they are new. You must change brands frequently and I think the concentrate is a better value. The color change is usually accompanied by a softening of the fruit. They are known to eat anything but daffodil and narcissus when starving. Even if the deer eat them in a drought, they would probably survive over the long term. calvinrfinch@gmail.com, The deer-proof plants you should plant this spring. They are a great addition to a garden, as they attract butterflies and are ignored by deer. In their native habitat, plumbagos maintain their bright green foliage throughout the year. Foliage Color: Blue-Green. Plumbago appears on some deer-proof lists, but it is eaten in my neighborhood. Deer eat my husbands muscadines (Southern style grapes). A list like this is most useful if you compare it to the reality of your neighborhood. Now, obviously deer will eat a great deal of different plants, and how picky they are changes with how many options that they have – i.e, during the winter they could eat jus… Deer in each neighborhood have different preferences, and during a severe drought, all bets are off. Here is the listing of the plants which the deer do not seem to like well enough to severely damage by eating. In the shade use penta and begonias. Available in blue color and white, it … Available in blue color and white, it … Sun Exposure: Full Sun. We want to help you share the stories of FL lives lost. The plumbago plant (Plumbago auriculata), also known as the Cape plumbago or sky flower, is actually a shrub and in its natural surroundings can grow 6 to 10 feet tall with a spread of 8 to 10 feet. (For pale blue flowered Cape plumbago, see Plumbago auriculata.) One of the easiest groundcovers to grow! Shade trees: As far as I can tell, all shade trees are under threat to be eaten or rubbed by deer. Do you think planting these deer resistant plants below the vines would run them off. Make sure the fence is held up and away from the tree by three sturdy fence posts. It also has some merit where deer are a problem, as the deer will only eat it if pressed for other food sources. Not browsed by deer. "I put some new plants in my yard, and I put some hawthorn by my front door. Deer Resistant Plants If deer ravage the plants in your neighborhood, you might want to ... Plumbago Plumbago auriculata blue spr,sum,fall Pomegranate Punica granatum orange spr,sum Possomhaw Ilex decidua berries Potato Vine Solanum jasminoides white spr,fall Grumpy ain't gonna shed any tears over this one. Where to Grow: Unknown - Tell us. Spray once a week for three weeks. Plumbago thrives in the South African heat and in the United States it is found growing year-round in the southernmos… “New Gold” lantana freezes back every winter, lavender lantana often blooms into a mild winter and spreading rosemary is evergreen. Plumbago looks good in the garden when planted with Black-Eyed Susans, Red Chrysanthemums, Purple Coneflower, and Asters, to name just a few. Deer take time while they chew Carrot because these are big in size as compare to forbs and mast. There is a white form which mixes well in plantings with the blue. Please use the comments box below. Under normal circumstances, deer are relatively choosy about what they eat, but when food is scarce, they become far less picky. Miscellaneous: Lawn grass, cactus, yucca, bamboo, ornamental grass. Whilea native of South Africa, it's well adapted to South Texas conditions and will keep your yard full of butterflies all summer. Do Deer Eat Pumpkin…? Woody shrubs: Nandina, Sandankwa viburnum, dwarf yaupon, Carolina jessamine, rosemary, Mexican honeysuckle, oregano. It is about $19 per bottle but it says it repels all cirtters and will last 3 months unless a big rain or alot of overhead watering. Here at Patch, we know your friends, families and loved ones are more than numbers. That being said, over the years I've lived on and shared my property with families of deer, and the plants and trees listed below are ones that deer have always turned their nose up to. One of the more common plumbago varieties is the tight-flowered ‘Monott’ plumbago. Apply enough fertilizer to provide 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Where to Grow: Unknown - Tell us. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). Deer can be a frustrating nuisance, but there is some relief! Or both of them eat the crocus under the trees, but not next to the patio. Brooker's Creek Preserve and the Tarpon Springs Watershed provide an abundant amount of plants for deer to much on. The fragrant flower attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees, but deer do not care for the aroma. Shrubs Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata) Boxleaf Euonymus (Euonymus japonica 'Microphylla') That means that a new shade tree must be protected by 6-foot-tall, 6-foot-diameter fence around it until the crown grows out of reach, and the cork bark layer develops. Don't replace damaged plants with like kind plants. Texas persimmon appears on some lists. Perennials: Deer have their own favorites, too. Squirrels, opossum, quail and wild turkeys all eat parts of the magnolia tree, as do deer, which munch on the tree's twigs, leaves and buds. Height: 36-48 in. Deer may not eat the foliage, but for sure, the deer like the fruit. ‘Jarring’ Nazi headstones removed from Fort Sam, ‘He’s very hip:’ How 71-year-old Gregg Popovich is finding ways to bond with his youngest roster ever, San Antonio owner of hospice programs gets 20 years behind bars after telling healthy people they were going to die in complex fraud scheme, Garcia: What the greatest Christmas song can teach us this year, San Antonio officials allowed crowded weekend boxing match at Alamodome amid surge in coronavirus, Neil Sperry: Too-tall Texas sage is easy to prune back, 7 hot trends in tile for walls and floors, Animals Matter: How to help a destructive, nervous dog, 2020 a year without art? In Texas, it's a natural sight to see deer wandering around the neighborhood. Clouds of fragrant white blooms attract bees to Mexican plum in late winter and early spring. Or vice versa. Use native plants and wildflowers in your landscaping. Turk’s cap and shrimp plant are favorite hummingbird plants for the shade. Doesn’t do them much good nutrition wise though. But one thing is certain: rabbits and deer will always eat the tulips. Another beautiful variety that comes in either blue or white is the Plumbago Escapade series. How to Prune Plumbago Plants. If the listed plants are visible and prospering in your neighborhood, it is a confirmation that the plants belong on your list. It also has some merit where deer are a problem, as the deer will only eat it if pressed for other food sources. Among gardeners, plumbagos are prized for their striking five-petal flowers which can be blue, red or white. For more information about preventing deer from eating your landscaping, Brown recommends this online article: Ornamental Plant Susceptibility to Damage by Deer in Florida published by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, 'I Will Keep Fighting': Man Pens Final Love Letter Before Death, 300,000 Dead: Remembering Floridians We Lost To Coronavirus, Ornamental Plant Susceptibility to Damage by Deer in Florida published by the University of Florida IFAS Extension, She Tested Positive For Coronavirus; 20 Minutes Later She Died, East Lake Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead, Tampa Bay Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy A Christmas Feast, Studio Builds One of the World’s Largest LED Volumes In Tampa, FL Grocery Store Hours On Christmas: Publix, Sprouts, Aldi, Do not plant landscaping that deer consider "candy.". Thanks. Height: 36-48 in. Plumbago plants are leafy, flowering perennials with larger varieties developing into woody-stemmed shrubs up to 5 feet in height. Ceratostigma, or plumbago, is a late summer-fall blooming deer proof ground cover with intense gentian-blue flowers. For trees like red oaks, this may be six or more years. Deer-Proof Plumbago is a fast growing groundcover with 3+ seasons of interest. Name: Plumbago Plant Type: Shrub Height: 4’-6’ Width: 3’-4’ Light: full sun Salt: good salt tolerance Deer: do not usually eat Zone: 9-11 Notes: Plumbago is a beautiful flowering “sprawling” shrub that adds a ton of flowers to a sunny garden. As stated above, deer eat different plants in different regions. The plumbago (Plumbago auriculata), also known as skyflower, leadwort and cape plumbago, produces phloxlike clusters of star-shaped flowers in shades of blue and white. Deer Resistant Garden Plants. It is especially attractive on retaining walls. That would translate to 5 pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Plants are for the most part pest, disease and deer free and are easy to grow in the garden or containers. Plumbago plants, also known as plumbago auriculata or cape leadwort, grow well in warm climates. In fact, it is idyllic until you realise that they love to eat your favourite flowers - the prettier the flower, the tastier it is. Large shrubs: Texas mountain laurel and standard yaupon are the classic large shrubs for deer country, but pomegranate, standard pittosporum and rusty haw viburnum often are also passed up by the deer. Plumbago; Brown also says that deer eat a wide variety of plants and will try new plants they've never eaten if they are hungry. (90-120 cm) Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) Hardiness: Unknown - Tell us. Plumbago is a tender perennial that has lovely flowers of blue. A South African native, plants are hardy in USDA zones 8-11. Foliage Color: Blue-Green. Plumbago is a creeping, semi-woody perennial that is happy in full sun to partial shade. Deer often also make their way into the yards of East Lake residents. Foliage: This plant is resistant to deer. Use Ceratostigma plumbaginoides or Plumbago for small or large areas and tough spots where other groundcovers fail. COVID can’t keep arts down, 2020 Review: Here are the best books we read in quarantine, Watch at Home: ‘Sylvie’s Love’ on Amazon Prime, Texas spiny lizard a master of disguise with real spunk, The most-missed S.A. businesses that closed this year, How S.A. theaters hope to compete with HBO Max, S.A. native co-wrote new Pixar movie ‘Soul’. She says she never realized how big of a problem deer can be until she moved here. Dwarf Mexican petunia often is eaten in a drought but may survive in normal rainfall years. We probably see more deer up here in East Lake than any other part of Pinellas County. Plants that deer don't eat. Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Calvin Finch is a retired Texas A&M horticulturist. Hardly. But one thing is certain: rabbits and deer will always eat the tulips. Plumbago auriculata..irresistible to butterflies! Imperial Blue Plumbago produces large clusters of deep sky blue flowers from early summer until fall. In some neighborhoods the deer will pass up poinciana and firebush. The pollen produced by magnolia flowers is very high in protein, making it attractive to beetles . Deer, on the other hand, don’t find the plant very appetizing. It is native to South Africa, and knowing this provides the first clue to how to grow a plumbago, along with where to grow one. Plumbagoresponds well to pruning. It loves the heat, doesn't mind our long, humid summers, and is reasonably drought tolerant. Some years, rabbits eat the foliage on the crocus, some years they don’t. Deer are vegetarians. Deer eat the lilies and take a few flowers off the hydrangea. Other wildlife that can also cause landscaping damage according to Brown. Groundcovers: Few plants are truly deer-proof because of their nitrogen levels in various tissues, but many are undesirable enough to deer that they will leave them alone as long as other food is available. They are known to eat anything but daffodil and narcissus when starving. Firebush flowers aren't the showiest blooms, but they are beacons for hummingbirds and butterflies. ... Plumbago: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides: Prostrate Rosemary: Rosemarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' Plants typically grow to about 3- to 4-feet tall and can reach 5-feet wide. The intense indigo blue flowers of plumbago auriculata, or cape leadwort, make it a particularly popular variety. Salvia, lantana, iris, four o’clock, paperwhites, mint marigold. If a plant on the list is questionable for your neighborhood, experiment with one or a few plants before investing in a whole planting. The galls on pecan leaves are caused by an aphid-like insect. Vinca handles drought better than many flower varieties but is prone to leaf rollers. Brown has the following suggestions for keeping deer away-. Yes, deer love to eat pumpkin it’s hard for them to Since then, Brown has added certain plants in her landscaping that are very pretty, but also discourage deer from grazing. Disease–, pest– and deer–resistant, Plumbago is also known as Skyflower because of its sky–blue color. I've also found some plants seem to be damaged by deer repellent sprays which defeats the purpose. Just so, do deer eat plumbago plants? They'll eat almost any type of plant when hungry, but better to get ones from this list than the rough morning surprise of seeing they came in the dead of night to snack on your beautiful plants. Pam Brown from the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve lives in the East Lake area. Deer will eat almost everything except native grasses. It seems to have no diseases or pests -- even deer and other varmints will not eat it in some neighborhoods. In many situations deer pass up zinnias and snapdragons. You must change brands frequently and I think the concentrate is a better value. Plumbago is a heat, sun, and drought tolerant tropical or tender perennial that makes a great addition to container gardens or it is often found growing as a groundcover, hedge, tree form, and espaliered on fences in mild winter climates. Different types of plumbago. I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants to avoid. Would the odor drift up to the muscadines? Deer-resistant Plants. Sun Exposure: Full Sun. If you wait too long the squirrels, woodpeckers and other wildlife will find the fruit. In fact, it is idyllic until you realise that they love to eat your favourite flowers - the prettier the flower, the tastier it is. Some years, rabbits eat the foliage on the crocus, some years they don’t. Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Harvest your peaches when the background color changes from green to yellow. It seems to have no diseases or pests -- even deer and other varmints will not eat it in some neighborhoods. Oleanders and primrose jasmine are never eaten, and primrose jasmine will grow in sun or shade. There is a white form which mixes well in plantings with the blue. We are always interested to know which plants are resistant in gardens visited by deer. When you see deer eating the lawn, it is usually horse herb or some other weed rather than the grass blades that they are eating. They only eat plants and plant matter. You can harvest the leaves for use in salad, or you can dry them for a delicious tea. But at the very least, their presence means that you must be selective in what you plant — or have a 6-foot fence. This list of deer resistant plants is compiled from reports and recommendations by nurseries, garden centers, horticulture educators, master gardeners, and landscapers across the country. I have had success with Deer Off. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. If you're wondering what "deer candy" is, do you have your own favorite treats, like candy? This tough-as-nails, heat tolerant perennial will thrive on dry, sunny slopes and makes a terrific foreground planting to flowering shrubs. Small trees: Mexican plum, brazil (condalia), vitex and huisache. Producing a deer-proof plant list is not easy. Yes, Deer eat carrot as I mention above they eat almost anything grown in your yard. I've also found some plants seem to be damaged by deer repellent sprays which defeats the purpose. These wildlife include rabbits, armadillos, squirrels, voles and raccoons. Carolina jessamine is a deer-proof plant. If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not like to eat. The plumbago blooms non-stop from summer until first frost. Annuals: Vinca is the most reliable deer-proof annual flower. He hates most species of euonymus, particularly the gruesomely garish golden euonymus (E. japonica 'Aureomarginatus'). For containers use moss roses, vinca and small zinnias in the sun. Plumbagos are bushy plants that can grow 3-10 feet high and just as wide, according … Deer often let them be, except in droughts. Root-hardy blooming shrubs: This category includes some of the tall semi-tropical bloomers such as esperanza and thyrallis. The following is a sample of shrubs and flowers that deer generally avoid and do well in our area. Brown also says that deer eat a wide variety of plants and will try new plants they've never eaten if they are hungry. Plumbago is a heat, sun, and drought tolerant tropical or tender perennial that makes a great addition to container gardens or it is often found growing as a groundcover, hedge, tree form, and espaliered on fences in mild winter climates. ... Plumbago auriculata – Cpae Plumbago. If they aren’t obvious, you may have a deer herd that eats them, or they just haven’t been planted. Deer can be a frustrating nuisance, but there is some relief! In New Jersey, hungry deer cause millions of dollars of damage every year, to local farms and nurseries, commercial properties, public lands and home landscapes. The deer do not eat the foliage of red yucca, but they will eat the blooms. It has beautiful round clusters of flowers. These durable plants are valued for their clusters of intense blue, phloxlike flowers that bloom in summer to late fall, when cool hues in the garden are most welcome. Are more than numbers 1,000 square feet of lawn like candy as they attract butterflies and are easy grow. 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