Lilies forum: deer problem

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PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
May 29, 2018 7:10 AM CST
If a deer eats off the top of the stem, will new buds form or will there be no blooms till next season? Thanks for your help!
Name: Patrick
Midland, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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auratum
May 29, 2018 7:50 AM CST
If the top gets eaten/broken off - no blooms this year. If there is any good news to this it is that it helps the lily bulb build a bigger bulb by not having to produce flowers so you could expect it will come back bigger next year as long as most of the leaves are still remaining and only the very top was eaten off.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
May 29, 2018 7:54 AM CST

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Try Plantskydd for deer problems. It's the closest thing to no deer problems I have ever had.
Happy Gardening.
Tracey
PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
May 29, 2018 9:20 AM CST
Thanks for answering--I was afraid you guys would say that!! I can't believe I didn't take some precautions, because this isn't the first time this has happened to me! I was pretty sure they did not bloom those years, but I was not positive. I did use Plantskydd on the daylilies, which has helped tremendously--why I didn't hit up the Oriental lilies while I was at it, I don't know!! ??? D'Oh!

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