can cause a great deal of damage to plants. Though fencing is an
effective control, it may be too unattractive for some uses.
A list of flowers considered resistant
to feeding damage by rabbits
cases where fencing isn't wanted, using plants that are unattractive
to rabbits can be helpful. Just remember, these plants are resistant;
not immune to attack.
Young plants or those that are succulent due to over fertilization are
more likely to be damaged. The unavailability of other food sources can
result in rabbits feeding on plants that are normally rejected.
- blanket flower
- bleeding heart
- gloriosa daisy
- herbs (except
- lamb's ears
- pincushion flower
- red hot poker
- surprise lily
- sweet violet
Source: John Hobbs, an agriculture and rural
development specialist with University of Missouri ExtensionUniversity
of Missouri Extension
and Garden Center