I have also had deer eat Juno iris foliage, but it did not kill the plants. Most geophytes can recover from being grazed during one growing season. I hope Tecophilaea can, because rabbits just ate all mine. The only way to keep deer out of the garden is to put up an 8-foot fence with a closed gate, or a lower fence with a predatory large dog in it all night. Jane McGary At 09:49 PM 3/15/2009, you wrote: >I have a question, Jim, about Juno iris and palatability for deer. I >planted some Junos several years ago, they sprouted nicely, settled >in to flower, and then the deer came through and ate them right down >to the ground. Are you in a fenced yard, and if not, and if there are >deer around, what do you do to discourage them?