deer and Fritillaria meleagris

Jim McKenney
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:50:58 PDT
There are some plants of Fritillaria meleagris which have been in my garden for years and never been browsed by deer. Other plants all around the frits show deer damage, in some spots so much so that the surrounding vegetation is browsed down and the blooming frits now stick up very conspicuously (and, one would think, temptingly). 

What have others experienced in this regard? Is Fritillaria meleagris generally ignored by deer? And what about the other species? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where frits in general seem to be peaking. The big excitement this year was the blooming of F. pluriflora (now just about finished). 

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