Do Deer Eat Lavender?

What is lavender?

Lavender, also known as Lavandula angustifolia is an attention grabbing plant, which has a pleasant fragrance. The lavender oil is used in soaps, perfumes, and shampoos. There are a wide variety of lavender plants available to be grown in every area in all zones. But, do deer eat lavender?

Do Deer Eat Lavender

Are they deer resistant?

The lavender is also considered as one of the deer resistant plant. They are planted around the garden to keep deer away. The scent of the lavender oil coming from the plant is considered to get them out of the garden. Although it is a deer resistant plant, there arises a doubt that “will deer eat the lavender?”

Do deer eat Lavender?

The answer to this common query is, NO! The deer will not eat lavender. The deer has a disgust of scents. So, planting lavender will only keep the deer away rather than satisfying its hunger. However, planting a single lavender plant will not be beneficial. It requires planting a dense mass to repel deer with the smell. In the rare case, when the deer is in short of food or in the case of uncomfortable weather conditions, the deer may eat the lavender plant.

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