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List Of Rabbit And Other Browser Resistant Plants

Rabbits

Ewwww, That Tastes Funny
Here is a list or plants that rabbits will usually avoid in favour of tastier alternatives. Perennials: Acanthus Aconitum (monkshood) Agapanthus Ajuga reptans (bugle) Alchemilla mollis (lady’s mantle, a pest in itself) Allium (onions, leeks, garlic, etc.) Alstroemeria (A. aurea is a vigorous spreader) Anaphalis Anemone hupehensis and A. × hybrida (these are the lovely late flowering Japanese anemones, others types are good too) Antirrhinum (snapdragons) Aquilegia (columbines) Arum Asarum Aster  Astilbe Bergenia  Brunnera macrophylla  Bulbinella Chionodoxa  Cirsium (thistles) Colchicum (crocus) Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley) Crocosmia (Montbretias) Cyclamen Cynaria (cardoon or globe artichoke) Dianella Dicentra Dierama (angel’s fishing rod) Digitalis (foxgloves) Doronicum  Echinops  (globe thistles) Epimedium  Eryngium Erythronium Eupatorium  Euphorbia (spurges) Fritillaria  Galanthus nivalis (snowdrops) Gentiana asclepiadea (willow gentian) Geranium sanguineum Helleborus  Hemerocallis (day-lilies) Hesperantha coccinea (Syn. Schizostylis) Heuchera, Tiarella and x Heucharella Hyacinthoides non-scripta (bluebells) Inula magnifica Iris  Kniphofia (red hot pokers) Lamium Leucojum Lysimachia clethroides (goosefoot, a spreader) Macleaya (plume poppy) Maianthemum Malva moschata (mallow) Mentha (mints) Muscari  (grape hyacinth) Myosotis (forget-me-nots) Narcissus (daffs) Nepeta × faassenii  Omphaloides Ophiopogon Origanum vulgare (marjoram) Paeonia  Papaver (poppies) Penstemon  Persicaria Phormium (New Zealand flax) Polemonium (Jacob’s ladder) Polygonatum × hybridum  Primula  Pulmonaria  Ranunculus (buttercups) Romneya coulteri  Salvia Saxifraga × urbium (London pride) Sedum  Stachys byzantina (lamb’s lugs) Symphyotrichum (Syn. Aster) Tradescantia  Trillium Trollius (globe flower) Tulbaghia violacea Tulipa (tulips) Verbascum Verbena  Viola Zantedeschia (calla / arum lily) Rabbits dislike ferns. Shrubs and Trees: Alnus (alder) Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle) Arbutus (strawberry trees) Artemisia Aucuba japonica (spotted laurel) Berberis  Betula (birch trees) Buddleja (butterfly bush) Callistemon (bottle brush) Ceanothus  Cistus  Clematis Cordyline (cabbage tree) Cornus (dogwoods) Cytisus  (brooms) Elaeagnus  Escallonia  Eucalyptus  Euonymus  Fatsia japonica  Fuchsia  Gaultheria mucronata (Syn. Pernettya) Hedera (Ivy) Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) Hydrangea  Hypericum (rose of Sharon / St John’s Wort) Laburnum  Laurus nobilis (bay tree) Lavatera  Ligustrum ovalifolium (privet) Lonicera (honeysuckle) Olearia  Ozothamnus Pieris Pinus nigra (black pine) Rhododendron (including Azaleas) Ribes (flowering currents) Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) Sambucus (elder) Solanum  Tasmaniana lanceolata (Syn. Drimys) Taxus (yew) Teucrium fruticans  Vaccinium Vinca (periwinkle) Weigela
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If you have a rabbit problem please let us know what has done well and what has become dish of the day for Bugs Bunny. Our nursery sits with two inches of peat over 1 billion year old bedrock so we don’t have to worry about rabbits ourselves, though we have to be constantly vigilant of marauding deer, sheep and cows!
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© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2017
List Of Rabbit And Other Browser Resistant Plants

Rabbits

Ewwww, That Tastes Funny
Here is a list or plants that rabbits will usually avoid in favour of tastier alternatives. Perennials: Acanthus Aconitum (monkshood) Agapanthus Ajuga reptans (bugle) Alchemilla mollis (lady’s mantle, a pest in itself) Allium (onions, leeks, garlic, etc.) Alstroemeria (A. aurea is a vigorous spreader) Anaphalis Anemone hupehensis and A. × hybrida (these are the lovely late flowering Japanese anemones, others types are good too) Antirrhinum (snapdragons) Aquilegia (columbines) Arum Asarum Aster  Astilbe Bergenia  Brunnera macrophylla  Bulbinella Chionodoxa  Cirsium (thistles) Colchicum (crocus) Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley) Crocosmia (Montbretias) Cyclamen Cynaria (cardoon or globe artichoke) Dianella Dicentra Dierama (angel’s fishing rod) Digitalis (foxgloves) Doronicum  Echinops  (globe thistles) Epimedium  Eryngium Erythronium Eupatorium  Euphorbia (spurges) Fritillaria  Galanthus nivalis (snowdrops) Gentiana asclepiadea (willow gentian) Geranium sanguineum Helleborus  Hemerocallis (day-lilies) Hesperantha coccinea (Syn. Schizostylis) Heuchera, Tiarella and x Heucharella Hyacinthoides non-scripta (bluebells) Inula magnifica Iris  Kniphofia (red hot pokers) Lamium Leucojum Lysimachia clethroides (goosefoot, a spreader) Macleaya (plume poppy) Maianthemum Malva moschata (mallow) Mentha (mints) Muscari  (grape hyacinth) Myosotis (forget-me-nots) Narcissus (daffs) Nepeta × faassenii  Omphaloides Ophiopogon Origanum vulgare (marjoram) Paeonia  Papaver (poppies) Penstemon  Persicaria Phormium (New Zealand flax) Polemonium (Jacob’s ladder) Polygonatum × hybridum  Primula  Pulmonaria  Ranunculus (buttercups) Romneya coulteri  Salvia Saxifraga × urbium (London pride) Sedum  Stachys byzantina (lamb’s lugs) Symphyotrichum (Syn. Aster) Tradescantia  Trillium Trollius (globe flower) Tulbaghia violacea Tulipa (tulips) Verbascum Verbena  Viola Zantedeschia (calla / arum lily) Rabbits dislike ferns. Shrubs and Trees: Alnus (alder) Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle) Arbutus (strawberry trees) Artemisia Aucuba japonica (spotted laurel) Berberis  Betula (birch trees) Buddleja (butterfly bush) Callistemon (bottle brush) Ceanothus  Cistus  Clematis Cordyline (cabbage tree) Cornus (dogwoods) Cytisus  (brooms) Elaeagnus  Escallonia  Eucalyptus  Euonymus  Fatsia japonica  Fuchsia  Gaultheria mucronata (Syn. Pernettya) Hedera (Ivy) Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) Hydrangea  Hypericum (rose of Sharon / St John’s Wort) Laburnum  Laurus nobilis (bay tree) Lavatera  Ligustrum ovalifolium (privet) Lonicera (honeysuckle) Olearia  Ozothamnus Pieris Pinus nigra (black pine) Rhododendron (including Azaleas) Ribes (flowering currents) Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) Sambucus (elder) Solanum  Tasmaniana lanceolata (Syn. Drimys) Taxus (yew) Teucrium fruticans  Vaccinium Vinca (periwinkle) Weigela
Page 1 Page 1 Rabbit Resistant Plants Rabbit Resistant Plants
If you have a rabbit problem please let us know what has done well and what has become dish of the day for Bugs Bunny. Our nursery sits with two inches of peat over 1 billion year old bedrock so we don’t have to worry about rabbits ourselves, though we have to be constantly vigilant of marauding deer, sheep and cows!