Asked by: Karoly Baroza
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st February, 2020

Do deer eat impatiens flowers?

Deer may seem harmless enough, but leave them alone in the garden and they can wreak havoc on your favorite plants. Deer often target impatiens (Impatiens spp.), and they have been known to cause severe damage to these beautiful flowering annuals.

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Keeping this in consideration, what kind of flowers do deer not like to eat?

Daffodils, foxgloves, and poppies are common flowers that have a toxicity that deer avoid. Deer also turn their noses up at fragrant plants with strong scents. Herbs such as sages, ornamental salvias, and lavender, as well as flowers like peonies and bearded irises, are just “stinky” to deer.

One may also ask, can deer eat flowers? yes they do. Deer love to eat roses as they are herbivorous. Despite Knock Out rose plants having thorns, deer won't hesitate to eat them.

Likewise, people ask, what animals eat impatiens flowers?

  • Leaf-Chomping Slugs. credit: Zwilling330/iStock/Getty Images.
  • Black Vine Weevil Damage. credit: Anest/iStock/Getty Images.
  • Cucumber Beetles Eat Flowers. credit: bkkm/iStock/Getty Images.
  • Sap-Sucking Aphids. credit: macroart/iStock/Getty Images.
  • Other Sap-Sucking Insects. credit: Henrik_L/iStock/Getty Images.

Do deer and rabbits eat impatiens?

Bright, colorful impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) attract rabbits to your flowerbeds and containers, but they'll quickly eat all of your hard work. Growing deterrent plants isn't typically the best way to keep them away, since starving rabbits may eat the deterrent plants anyway.

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