Which plants are less likely to be eaten by rabbits?
Posted by Suttons Staff on 08 June 2020 09:43 am

Here's a list of plants which may prove unappetising to rabbits:

  • Acanthus mollis
  • Aconitum
  • African Marigolds
  • Anemone
  • Aquilegia
  • Astilbe
  • Azalea
  • Bluebell
  • Calendula
  • Ceratostigma
  • Choisya ternata
  • Cistus
  • Cyclamen
  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite)
  • Euphorbia
  • Flag Iris
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Foxglove
  • French Marigolds
  • Gentian
  • Geranium pratense
  • Helleborus
  • Hosta
  • Helianthemum
  • Hydrangea
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • Kniphofia
  • Lavender
  • London Pride
  • Lupin
  • Michaelmas Daisy
  • Narcissus
  • Nasturtium
  • Paeony
  • Pansy
  • Periwinkle
  • Polyanthus
  • Polygonum Spp.
  • Primrose
  • Pulmonaria
  • Rhododendron
  • Rosemary
  • Scillas
  • Sedum spectabile
  • Spiraea
  • Trollius
  • Verbascum
  • Viola

Rabbits in one area could have a preference for certain plants but this may well not be matched by another group in a different area. There are not many flowers or vegetables which rabbits do not attempt to eat.

All suggested resistant plants must be considered as just that.  When preferred food sources are in short supply or not available, rabbits are likely to eat plants normally thought to be resistant. 

Spraying the foliage of plants with Grazers, a trace element product helps to reduce damage from rabbits, by making the foliage unpalatable.

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