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Will horses eat knockout roses and/ or daylillies?

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  • Will horses eat knockout roses and/ or daylillies?

    Want to do something along a fence line with a 'decorative' area on one side, horses on the other....
    Third Charm Event Team

  • #2
    We have wild daylilies (they're common along roadsides around here) in our pasture, and the horses show no interest in them whatsoever.


    • #3
      The deer will love you
      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


      • #4
        Mine LOVE daylilies.
        Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
        Witherun Farm


        • #5
          Horses (& deer) will happily eat both.


          • #6
            I have roses against the fence line -- I put hotwire on the horse side
            Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

            The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”


            • #7
              Yes. Some don't, but .....


              • #8
                Mine didn't care, but when I let them into the small area to scavenge the grass there, I discovered that according to the old guy, thornless blackberries are the best belly scratchers around. He doesn't care to eat stuff, he just scratches on it.
                Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
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                • #9
                  Only if you don't want them to. ;D


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BumbleBee View Post
                    Only if you don't want them to. ;D
                    So true!

                    Actually, I've had the farm for 22 yrs and only 1 horse thought my daylilies were good to eat.

                    Any areas where I couldn't get to with my riding mower, like the corners of my outdoor ring, got daylilies planted so I didn't have to come back with a push mower. As a result, I have daylilies up the kazoo so to speak. Besides, they are so easy to take care of and very hard to kill.

                    Can't comment though about the roses, never had any luck with the ones that were here when I moved in so I dug them up and tossed them.

                    I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


                    • #11
                      Mine (particularly the one, but both will) make the daylillies be gone pronto. He even sticks his head *under* the electric fence to get at them


                      • #12
                        My horse thinks roses are candy, thorns and all. I've never had him around daylillies.
                        Everybody lies - Gregory House, M.D.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JB View Post
                          The deer will love you
                          Daylillies are one of only two things my deer don't bother. The other is daffodils.


                          • #14
                            I thought daylillies were toxic. As are dafodils whicj is why the deer leave them.
                            In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.—Thomas Sowell, Is Thinking Obsolete?


                            • #15
                              Minnie-I think you might be thinking of buttercups being toxic and then only slightly. A horse would have to eat a ton (ok that's an exaggeration) to get sick on buttercups.

                              Daylilies are sometimes placed on a salad or dinner plate in some fancy dining establishments and are able to be eaten by humans. Believe me, if daylilies were toxic, my one horse would have died years ago!

                              I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                                Daylillies are one of only two things my deer don't bother. The other is daffodils.
                                The deer don't seem to bother my daylilies, but they love the standard single stalk ones! Their other favorites are tulips and phlox.
                                Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
                                Witherun Farm


                                • #17
                                  Mine think daylillies are yummy! Never had roses

                                  They are very edible if you want to eat them too http://www.poppainc.org/pdfs/Daylily_recipes.pdf
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                                  • #18
                                    I don't know much about rose varieties but if these have thorns then I would caution against it. I recall reading a write up by a vet at a large animal hospital about a family that brought their horse in after it had been found eating a rose bush on their farm. While the vet was trying to oil him the horse suddenly went into convulsions and dropped dead in front of the kids. Necropsy showed that one of the thorns had pierced through an organ in the digestive system, traveled through the bloodstream and gotten into the heart.

                                    If you can keep the deer away from the daylillies, that would probably be a better plant to use.
                                    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                                    • #19
                                      Actually, the best idea is probably to nix planting anything close enough to your field/paddock fencing for your horses to eat.

                                      1) If it's non-toxic, chances are better than excellent that your horses will eat it.

                                      2) If it's toxic, then depending on exactly how toxic, do you really want to take a chance that one or more of your horses won't at least try it, & perhaps become ill or even die?


                                      • #20
                                        Plus its a pain to mow and trim around...try using some big planters with season plants inside and we stick solar lights as well very decorative functional and easy to mow around...