deer and Fritillaria meleagris

Nicholas Plummer
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:33:13 PDT
My recently planted Fritillaria meleagris are inside the deer fence, but rabbits and/or pine voles will sample them.  Apparently, they taste nasty, because I find the bud neatly nipped off but lying uneaten beside the plant.

Nick Plummer
Durham, NC, USA

On Apr 14, 2014, at 5:50 PM, Jim McKenney <> wrote:

> 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? 

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