Knockout Rose - Deer Resistant?

artvandelay999(Zone 8 TX)March 26, 2009

Hi....I live in Central Texas, west of Austin, and am interested in planting some Double Knockout Roses. Are these deer resistant?



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Nope they aren't!!! At least not at my house. My three deer aren't particular at all. ha ha! I have some regular double knockouts that they hit last year. Soooooo irritating. Judy

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 9:25PM
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Nope--last year I had all the new shoots and leaves eaten off of one of the two Blushing Pink Knockouts that flanked the concrete steps by my sidewalk. So I had one that leafed out and bloomed weeks earlier than the other--grrr.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 9:36PM
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senko(6b ePA)

Same here! They would eat the blooms for breakfast just the day they would be openning. Liquid Fence helped somewhat though. But you have to be persistant. This year I will plant lavander in front of them. We'll see if it helps.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 9:51AM
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I have read that not only lavendar, but also scented geraniums, chives, and rosemary work well to keep the deer away. I recently planted a Valentine Rose near my front door - so far so good! I will keep my fingers crossed. All the roses in my backyard are good - we have a Lab that keeps them safe so far. Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 9:55AM
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