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Protecting Shasta Daisies From Garden Pests

carsmith0420 added on June 26, 2011 | Answered

How can I protect my shasta daisies from garden pests, such as rabbits? I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and we are abundant in antelope and rabbits. I planted two beautiful shasta daisies a few weeks ago, and they have flourished, nearly doubled in size and have multiple buds/blooms! The problem is this: something comes along in the night and eats ONLY the petals off the blooms, leaving an unsightly stalk with yellow center. What is doing this, and how can I prevent it? Any suggestions are welcome.

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Heather
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Answered on July 1, 2011

It is either rabbits or something deer like. This can help with rabbits:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/how-to-keep-rabbits-out-of-gardens.htm

I am not familiar with antelope, but if they are like deer, predator urea may work as will fishing line set up around the plant. You don't need much, just enough so they run into it with their nose. Because they can't see it, it makes them nervous and they leave the plant alone.

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