Perennials Unattractive to Rabbits - Knowledgebase Question

menifee, ca
Question by jlcf
December 7, 2005
I am trying to plant up a 15x10' flower bed in front of our church sign. It receives about 6 hours sun now, more in the summer. The soil is good loam, about 8 - 10


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Answer from NGA
December 7, 2005

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Deer and rabbits seem to eat almost anything if there's nothing else around for them to eat, but the following plants are not their favorites and are generally avoided:

ANNUALS
AGERATUM
CAMPANULA
GODETIA
IMPATIENS
FORGET ME NOTS
SHIRLEY POPPY
SCABIOSA
CINERARIA

PERENNIALS
ACANTHUS-Bears breech
ACHILLEA-Yarrow
ALOE
AMARYLLUS-Naked lady
AQUALEGIA-Coral Bells
ARMERIA-Sea Pinks
ARTEMESIA
ASTER
BEGONIA, TUBEROUS
BRACHYCOME
CAMPANULA
CAREX-Sedge grass
CENTAURA
CENTRANTHUS-Jupiter?s beard
CERASTIUM-Snow in Summer
MARGUERETS
CYCLAMEN
DAHLIA
DICENTRA- Bleeding Heart
DIETES-Fortnight lily
DIGITALIS-Foxglove
ECHINACEA-Coneflower
ECHIUM-Pride of Madera
ERIGERON-Fleabane
ERODIUM
ERYSIMUM-Wallflower
ESCHOLZIA-California Poppy
EUPHORBIAS
EURYOPS DAISY
FELICIA DAISY
FERNS
FESTUCA-Blue Fescue
FREESIA
GAILLARDIA-Blanket Flower
HELICHRYSUM
HEMEROCALLIS-Day Lily
HERBS-MOST except Basil
IBERIS-Candytuft
IRIS
IXIA
KNIPHOLIA-Red Hot Poker
LAMIUM
LIMONIUM-Sea Lavender Statice
LIRIOPE & MONDO GRASS
LYCHNIS
MIMULUS-Monkey Flower
MONARDIA-Bee Balm
NARCISSUS-DAFFODILS
NEPETA-Cat Mint
PENSTEMON
PHLOMIS-Canary Sage
PHLOX SUBULATA
PHORMIUM-FLAX
ROMNEYA-Matilija poppy
RUDBECKIA-Gloriosa Daisy
SANTOLINA
SAXIFRAGA
SCABIOSA
SCILLA
STACHYS-Lambs ear
SISYRINCHIUM ?
STIPA GRASS
TAGETES-Mexican Marigold
THYME
TULBAGHIA-Society Garlic
VERBENA
VERONICA SPEEDWELL
VIOLA-Sweet Violet
ZANTEDESCHIA-Calla Lily

Hope this list helps you choose just the right plants for your landscape!

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