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ERIKRYAN
Forked River, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 20, 2008
11:52 PM

Post #5577926

Does anyone know if deer like this plant? I checked an extension list and didn't see it. Deer don't usually like plants with strong fragrance so I am hoping.
NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5584879

I don't know about summersweet but it is true that deer don't normally like strong smelling plants. Do you have enough to try a small piece to see what happens? That way, if they eat up the sample, you will still have some to put where it's safe.
herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

September 26, 2008
10:54 AM

Post #5601113

I know the deer around here LOVE summersweet.

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