Arisaema and rodents

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:09:23 PDT
I have seen a deer nip off an Arisaema flower that was potted and  
placed beside a window.  Ones in the garden have not been eaten,  
though, and I suspect that the deer was just reacting to my staging of  
the one in flower.

Seedling arisaemas have not been eaten - these are usually in the  
greenhouse, and I make efforts to keep it rat-free.

Any hellebores that I pot and keep in a hoophouse get eaten by rats -  
flowers, and young leaves.  Ones in the garden don't seem to be touched.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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