Rabbit Resistant Plants

There are many more plants on rabbit resistant lists. However, I'm including only those that I have personally tried in my garden.

Please browse the stories about my rabbit resistant gardening experience.

Of course, rabbit damage may vary in your garden.

Agastache
* Ageratum
Allium
Amsonia hubrichtii
Anemone
Angelonia
Asclepias
Azalea
Balloon Flower
Baptisia
Basil
Buddleia
Canna
Carex
Caryopteris
Clematis
Cleome
Coreopsis
Crocosmia
Daffodils
Daylily
Gaillardia
Geum
Ginger
Helianthus angustifolius
Heliotropium amplexicaule

Hypericum
Ice Plant
* Iris
Lantana
Lamb's ear
Larkspur
Lavender
Marigold
Miscanthus
Muhlenbergia
Monarda
Mum
Nepeta
Petunia
Poppy
Pulmonaria
Rosemary
Russian Sage
Salvia
Sedum
Snapdragons
* Spirea
Spanish Bluebell
Thyme
Verbena
* Zinnia

* = more likely to be nibbled, especially new foliage and first buds. Remember that rabbits can sit up on their hind legs to reach higher. Rabbits will also scratch the trunks of shrubs and trees with their claws.

Rabbits and deer can do a lot of damage. The loss can be discouraging. Although there are no guarantees in growing plants on rabbit resistant and deer resistant lists, you can minimize the disappointments. You can have a beautiful garden in spite of rabbits and deer!

Words and photos by Freda Cameron, Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel.

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