Rabbit Resistant Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Clarkson Valley, MO
Question by francesbabb
April 19, 2007
I am helping a friend fix up his yard, which hasn't been maintained in years. There are rabbits in his neighborhood - some even living in his yard. What kind of annuals, perennials and shrubs should I avoid, because rabbits will find them tasty?


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Answer from NGA
April 19, 2007

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In my experience, rabbits aren't all that picky when it comes to eating plants, especially in winter when they are so hungry and then in summer when everything is succulent and tasty. You might try fencing them out with wire mesh fence, or you might try the repellent sprays labeled for rabbits.

You may also find that they move out when you begin grooming the yard because their habitat will become less inviting. Cleared brush, mowed lawn, and lack of hiding places are not attractive to rabbits so they tend to move on.

Here is a little more information you may find interesting. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm...

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