Impatiens Plants

What Species of Impatiens Are Deer Resistant

imamommy4 added on April 8, 2012 | Answered

I planted impatiens last year because I was told they are deer proof; however, the deer in my area don't know that and had a lot of wonderful meals at my gardening budget. Is there a particular species of impatiens that deer don't eat, or what type of flowers would you suggest? Thank you.

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Answered on April 9, 2012

For the most part, they are deer resistant. That being said, no matter what the plant, if a deer is very hungry, it will eat almost anything. This is why they say deer resistant rather than deer proof.

Here is a link to a site with a list of deer resistant plants:

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