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Maryland (Zone 7a)
Apr 23, 2018 7:44 PM CST
Good evening, I currently have ground cover Vinca in my mailbox flower bed (Full Sun/ Zone 7 Maryland). They will not appear until sometime in June. What else can I plant there in the meantime to get some color? Even though our deer eat what they please, deer resistant is preferable : ). Thanks!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Apr 23, 2018 7:52 PM CST
I wonder if they will eat marigolds? If you surround the plants with marigolds they might be protected a bit...assuming they leave them alone.
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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Apr 23, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Vincas -- Catharanthus rosea are supposedly deer resistant.

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Apr 23, 2018 8:58 PM CST
Have you thought about daffodils? I'm pretty sure deer won't eat them & they are great for Spring. Not sure if the vinca would hide the dying leaves of the bulbs though.

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