Stachys Big Ears - Knowledgebase Question

Chattaroy, WA
Question by rems
February 1, 2000
Will the deer eat big ear stachys. Will I need to plant them inside of my deer fence or may I plant them outside of my deer fence?

Answer from NGA
February 1, 2000


Stachys byzantina, or Lamb's Ears, are not on the list of popular deer food, so they should be safe if planted outside the deer fence. The wooly texture of the leaves seems to deter nibbling.

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