Bleeding Heart Plants
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My bleeding heart stalks were bitten off at the base

Zone Western CT | LeslieA7448 added on May 29, 2015 | Answered

It looks like someone came in with a pair of scissors and cut each stalk then trampled them down. The same thing happened to the daffodils I had planted near them. I've had them for many years and this has never happened before. Any idea what animal might have done this?

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shelley
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Answered on May 29, 2015

My best guess is that this is cutworms. More information on these pests can be found here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm

Barring that, it could be deer but it depends - were any of the plants actually eaten outside of being bit off at the base?

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