Do Deer Eat Pansies?

Do Deer Eat Pansies?

What are pansies?

Pansies are easy to grow hybrid plant. They produce large flowers which are up to 3 inches diameter. The flower has two petals which are overlapped to each other along with two petals at the side and a bottom petal which has a shape of a bead in its centre. The flowers are generally white in color; they can also come in yellow, purple or blue color too. They grow up to 9 inches high usually. So, do deer eat pansies?

Do Deer Eat Pansies

Do deer eat pansies?

Yes! The pansy flowers are the ones with more water content in it and thus attract deer to feed on them. The pansies are more susceptible to be damaged in its early stages of budding. However, the love for pansies vary from one deer to another deer depending on the area they live.

How to protect pansies?

The most common method of protecting pansies is by surrounding it with fences up to 8 foot high. The area of the pansies planted can be surrounded with plants that the deer feel disgusted such as the plants with thorns or those that have a strong odor. However, they can’t be assured to be completely safe.


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