rabbit ate coneflowers - Knowledgebase Question

Oak Park, Il
Question by voulag
June 1, 2009
Does any rabbit repellent work?

Answer from NGA
June 1, 2009


Ropel and Deer Away are both bitter tasting and most gardeners find they work very well. If your coneflower is a favorite plant of local rabbits you may want to place a barrier over the plant until it grows large enough to tolerate occasional nibbling from the rabbits. I use chicken wire fashioned into cylinders which I set over vulnerable plants. The bunnies cannot access and feed on the plants and when the plants grow large enough to fend for themselves, I remove the cylinders. Good luck with your coneflowers!

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