Monkey Grass
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Is monkey grass deer resistant?

Zone 67401 | Sherril added on June 14, 2019 | Answered

We are building a house and have a shaded sloping area that we would like to plant with monkey grass. We understand that there are several deer in our area and would like to know if monkey grass would be a good choice for our slope

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 14, 2019

Monkey grass covers several different grasses including mondo grass, dwarf mondo grass, spreading liriope and clumping liriope.

According to this extension fact sheet, mondo grass is seldom damaged by deer and liriope is occasionally damaged. Bear in mind, although a plant is labeled deer resistant, they will eat about anything if hungry enough, so no plant is totally immune.

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/71/Deer%20Resistant%20Plants.pdf

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/monkey-grass/monkey-grass-a-spectacular-groundcover-for-the-lawn.htm

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