Do deer eat peony buds?
Since deer don’t like the flavor of this flower, many gardeners find these large buds go unharmed by deer. Peonies also have a strong scent, which is another deterrent to deer.
How do you protect peony buds?
Michigan State University Extension suggests stripping the leaves off the stem to reduce water loss. The next thing you need to do is wrap the peonies completely, stem to bud, in clear plastic wrap, sealing both ends of the wrap. Sealing the wrap helps to ensure minimal moisture loss from the flowers themselves.
Do deer or rabbits eat peonies?
Some flowers that rabbits and deer tend to avoid eating include astilbe, daffodils, marigolds, snapdragons, daylilies, primrose and peonies. Snapdragons are a good choice for attractive flowers that ward off deer from your garden. Choose a suitable planting location for your rabbit and deer-resistant flowers.