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Friday, April 26, 2013

Gopher resistant plants


These plants are usually left alone by gophers. It should be noted that many plants that are deer resistant are also gopher resistant.


Shrubs: Arbutus unedo, Buddleja, Callistemon, Ceanothus, Escallonia, Euonymus, Grevillea, Heteromeles, Hydrangea, Michelia, Nandina, Oleander, Rosemary, Westringia, Ilex, Coleonema, Citrus, Rhaphiolepis, Ribes, Cistus

Perennials: Begonia (fibrous), Dietes, Lantana, Lavender, Nepeta, Penstemon, Salvia, Vinca minor, Artemesia, Euphorbia, Shasta Daisy, Clivia, Heuchera splendens (scarlet Coralbells), Juncus, Festuca, Nierembergia, Digitalis

Bulbs: Scilla, Narcissus/Daffodil, Amaryllis belladonna, Allium, Muscari, Tulbahia, Onion, Garlic

Trees: Fraxinus, Eucalyptus,Apricot,Avocado, Pomegranate

Unfortunately, the following plants have been identified as sure bet gopher foods:  most bulbs, most vegetables. Especially carrots, peas, potatoes and parsley, Aster, Campanula, California Poppy, Lavatera, Miscanthus, Phormium, Rose, and Salvia uliginosa.

3 Comments:

At May 25, 2013 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Michele Gachowski said...

Hi, I live in the Sunset and my neighbor recently installed the beeping gopher deterrent. The beeping is constant and disturbing to us. I have asked several people in the area about their experience with this type of gopher method and have heard it is not effective. What is your experience with the best ways to get gophers out of the yard without replanting?

 
At May 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM , Blogger The Garden Guru said...

Hi Michelle,

Trapping is the only sure way of gopher control. Gophers are crafty and they adapt to many of the things we do to try to get rid of them. It requires patience and sometimes a variety of "cures" to get them to go away.

You can send your neighbors the following link on how to safely control gophers. Good luck!

http://www.sloatgardens.com/gophers.htm

 
At September 28, 2013 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Iola said...

This is awesome!

 

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