Jane McGary
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:40:04 PDT
Kathleen wrote,
This year, the third Eremurus plant, which did not emerge last year, 
sent up a
>gorgeous cluster of leaves. Three days ago, the heart of the cluster
>was eaten out by a deer.

This is very surprising. In the parts of Asia where Eremurus are 
native, they form large populations because they are one of the few 
plants not eaten by sheep and goats. One would think deer would also 
avoid them, as they do narcissus. I have several Eremurus in my open 
garden and they've never been eaten by either deer or rabbits, which 
otherwise are horribly destructive.

Kathleen can at least hope that the deer that ate it gets very sick.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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