The Q&A Archives: Deer Resistant

Question: Are miniature cannas deer resistant?

Answer: Canna's are not on my list of "deer resistant" plants. The fact of the matter is, when deer are hungry enough, they'll eat almost anything. Gardeners have tried, with varying degrees of success, deterent sprays of egg solids, hot pepper oil and other such ingredients. Human hair (from the local barber shop) in bags made of hosery, and perfumed soaps have worked for me, but your mileage may vary. Here are some sites that may help you find those plants they prefer to avoid. Keep in mind that plants recommended for another part of the country may not do well in your area:

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