Last year I was determined to plant the whole peafowl pen. Well it is planted, but I still want to work on it to get it more tropical looking. After much testing I have found good peafowl proof plants (bamboo, cast iron plants, fatsia, tree ferns, purple cannas, philodendron selloum, zebra grass, purple fountain grass, ect) So now I am looking for more plants to add to my pen since it is getting warmer. I am in zone 8 so I can't grow all the tropicals I would like to but oh well. I had a theory at first that the soft plants were basically what the peafowl went for. Well that was true for a while, then when I got a croton (the leaves are tough) they ripped it to shreds. Now first of all it is one thing to eat the plant but they were starting to just pull of leaves but then not even eat the leaves! They didn't learn so they just ended up pulling off all the leaves! Now I think it might have to do with color...I got a plant that was white, pink and green (mostly white) and they liked to walk over there and scratch it up. I also notticed that plants they normally wouldn't touch they started to destroy when the winter started to set in even though I was giving them greens. Does anyone know of some pretty and tall grasses I could plant in the pen? I was sort of thinking about pampas grass. We have some pampas grass next to our drive that is huge and the center of it is all flattened because some animal has been laying in there. I think that might be a good natural nest for them. Then some more tough flowering plants would be great too. So if you have anything that works for you then let me know or show pictures of your plant setup!