Will pansies grow back after deer eat them?
Similarly, do deer like to eat pansies?
Easy-to-grow pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) produce brightly colored flowers, but the blooms attract the attention of deer, which like eating these protein-rich plants. To prevent deer from decimating your pansies and other plants, you'll need to take steps to prevent them from getting into your garden.
One may also ask, what could be eating my pansies? Sap-sucking pests like aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs and spider mites feed on the cell content of pansies. Their feeding causes leaves to discolor, wilt and fall. Sap-sucking insects don't typically become a serious concern unless their numbers are large; then they can defoliate entire pansy plants.
Beside above, how do you keep critters from eating pansies?
Squirrels get hungry, too -- toss them some peanuts, far away from your pansies. Or, make a mix of water and hot pepper sauce and squirt it on the pansies. Unless the squirrels have an unusual palate, they'll stay away.
Do any animals eat pansies?
Rabbits and deer are animals that love eating pansies. Pansies are one of the few delicacies for these animals during Fall. The wintergreen flavor of pansies makes them edible and quite attractive to these animals. Insects such as spider mites, aphids, caterpillars and cutworms also eat pansies.