Lilies and cats

Garak via pbs
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 23:04:39 PDT
Hi all,

I'm in no position to judge the toxicity of the lilies, but I think I 
have to take the panic of the topic:  Daylilies and Lilies are among the 
most common garden plants in Germany, and not just since yesterday. Free 
running cats wander in a radius between a few hundred meters (female) 
and a few kilometers (male) on a daily basis, so it is virtually 
impossible to get rid of all plants in question in such an area - yet 
cats are at least in Germany the most common "domestic" animal, and 
while I sadly see cats dead on the roadside, they all were victims of 
traffic, none of poisoning. A free running cat has usually very good 
instincts about what to eat, and what not.

Housecats are a different thing. In my experience (comparing my free 
running fellow with my brother in law's apartment-only cat), limiting a 
cat to a 3-room flat causes a severe psychosis, and those cats WILL 
sample any plant and do a lot of other crazy things. So yes, no lilies 
in the house for imprisoned cats, but no panic in the garden.


>> What kind of lily kills cats?

Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a

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