Asked on Feb 1, 2012

Does anyone have a listing of flowering annuals that rabbits won't eat?

Carol SFlowerscapes Garden Design & LandscapingErica Glasener


8 answers
  • 3po3
    on Feb 2, 2012

    No plant is rabbit-proof, but Arizona cooperative extension offers this list of rabbit-resistant plants:

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 2, 2012

    From the University of Illinois Extension Service: ageratum, alyssum, marigolds, lobelia, snapdragons, sunflowers and petunias.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Hey Doug I don't believe the bunnies have read that list :)

  • David S
    on Feb 2, 2012


  • Erica Glasener
    on Feb 2, 2012

    What about things like Portulaca or Four O'Clocks? It seems as if they would be potentially not appealing to rabbits. Sedums? I know they like my pansies and violas but hot pepper flakes does seem to discourage them.

  • The bunnies did not get our neighborhood pansies this season. The coyotes are now too close for comfort and taken out the bunnies. Unfortunately, my cats are going haywire from being not allowed outside unless someone is with them.

  • I heard from a client that Deer Scram works great. But you need a supplier to order it from. Does anyone have experience with this product?

  • Carol S
    on Feb 3, 2012

    We've tried everything to keep them off our pansies but we subbed some violas and they don't seem to like them as well. Actually, this year they haven't found the pansies I put in pots yet!

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