Will Deer Eat Osteospermum Cape Daisy Plants?

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Will the deer eat the Osteospermum 'Cape Daisy' plant or flowers?

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Answer #2 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Lisa-Although there is no such thing as a ‘deer proof’ plant, Brooks is correct that the Cape Daisy is considered deer resistant,
less likely to be eaten by deer. When deer are starving because of a shortage of food they will eat almost anything. The damage they cause is related directly to the availability of other food.

Brooks has an article on Gardenality regarding Homemade Remedies for Deer. If you are interested you can click on the link below to go directly to this article. This may help in keeping your other plants somewhat safe also.


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Answer #3 · Ann Hoffmann's Answer · I have tradewinds white osterospermum in a window box - I just noticed that there are swarms of flies all over the plants - mostly landing in the center of the flower - are they pollenating? should I be concerned?)

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No, the flies shouldn't cause a problem. They might just be feeding off the plants and helping to pollinate. - Brent

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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi Lisa,

No the deer wont eat them. Cape Daisy-Osteospermum is deer resistant.

Brooks Wilson)

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