If you live in a less urban area, picking the flowers for your garden should always include a wildlife consideration – like do deer eat dahlias. Deer are known to destroy foliage and flowers, which is frustrating.
Deer eat dahlias when all of their other food resources are sparse. You can notice deer destroying your dahlias during spring and summer. It’s the time when some of the adult deer are pregnant and need additional nutrition. It’s also the period when . . .
Dahlias can be deer resistant, especially if you have other more attractive flowers nearby. Roses, tulips, pansies, and lilies are more appetizing to them. Unfortunately, there’s not a dahlia variety that is deer resistant.
Calla Lillies – They’re one of the most elegant flowers that bloom in spring and early summer.
Daffodils – The spring flower of hope is not only full of blossom but deer resistant too.
Peonies – The late spring-early summer fragrant blooms are not appealing to deer.Begonia – Their fuzzy stems and wax-coated leaves repel deer.
Can You Make A Dahlia Deer Resistant: Plant sage near your dahlias, and the deer won’t go near.Which States Have The Highest Deer Population?: Texas has the largest population of deer, with 4 million of them. Pennsylvania and Mississippi have 34 to 38 deer per square meter density.
Deer are known to have a broad palate – trying to eat everything in sight. They might not like everything they come across, but they’re sure to take a bite. Dahlias are among their chosen flowers; they’re thirst-quenching and nutritious.