Rabbit Food - Knowledgebase Question

Poway, Ca
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Question by wgolightly
October 10, 2010
I a looking for drought tolerant, flowering perennials that rabbits and other rodents won't eat. Do you have any suggestions.

Answer from NGA
October 10, 2010
There are no truly rabbit-resistant plants. Hungry rabbits will eat almost anything. In my garden they stay away from dwarf bottlebrush, Anise Hyssop (a rugged North American native plant, which bears spikes of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to fall); Astilbe; Baptisia (one of the toughest plants in the garden, baptisia bears spikes of violet, blue, yellow, or white flowers in early summer. The plants are very heat- and drought-resistant and their blue-green foliage continues to look great all the way to frost; Beebalm; Catmint; Daylily; Dusty Miller; Foxglove; Hellebore; Lamb's Ears; Lavender and Salvia. Give these a try - I hope they work well in your garden.

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