Rabbit Resistant Plants

There are countless inter-related variables affecting what deer will eat in any given year. Just a few of these variables include: population and overall health of the deer, weather conditions, geography and sources of food naturally available in surrounding woods and forested areas.

The following list has been compiled from gardening surveys from across the United States.

Annuals usually not eaten by rabbits

AgeratumAgeratum houstonianum
Amethyst FlowerBrowallia Speciosa
Wax BegoniaBegonia x semperflorens-cultorum
Four O'ClocksMirabilis jalapa
GeraniumsPelargonium x hortorum
MarigoldCalendula officinalis
Mexican SunflowerTithonia rotundifolia
SpiderflowerCleome hasslerana
VincaCatharanthus roseus

Perennials and Bulbs usually not eaten by rabbits

Adam's NeedleYucca filamentosa
AstilbeAstillbe x arendsii
BarrenwortEpimedium x rubrum Red
Bear's Breeches, SpinyAcanthus spinosa latifolius
Bee BalmMonarda didyma
Blanket FlowerGaillardia x grandiflora
Bleeding HeartDicentra species
BugbaneCimicifuga racemosa
BugleweedAjuga repens
CactusCactus species
Cardinal FlowerLobelia cardinalis
ClematisClematis species
ColumbineAquilegia hybrida
CranesbillGeranium species
CandytuftIberis semipervirens
CinquefoilPotentilla verna
Creeping Lily-TurfLiriope spicata
DaffodilsNarcissus
EuphorbiaEuphorbia species
False IndigoBaptisia aurestralis

Ferns (most)

Foam FlowerTiarella cordifolia
Forget Me NotMyosotis sylvatica
FoxgloveDigitalis purpurea
GermanderTeucrium chamaedrys
Ginger (wild)Asarum europaeum
Goat's BeardAruncus dioicus
Gooseneck LoosestrifeLysimachia clethroides
Hardy AgeratumEupatorium coelestinum
Hardy ChrysanthemumDendranthema x morifolium
Heartleaf BergeniaBergenia cordifolia
HollyhockAlcea rosea
HyacinthHyacinth orientalis
LadybellsAdenophora lilifolia
Lady's MantleAlchemilla mollis
Lamb's EarStachys byzantina
LavenderLavandula angustifolia
LeopardsbaneDoronicum orientale
Lily-of-the-ValleyConvallaria majalis
Meadow RueThalictrum rochebrunianum
MonkshoodAconitum napellus
PachysandraPachysandra terminalis
Pasque FlowerPulsatilla vulgaris rubra
PeonyPaeonia hybrids
Persian OnionAllium giganteum
PrimrosePrimula x polyantha
Queen of the MeadowFilipendula ulmaria
Red Hot PokerKniphofia
Rose MallowMalva alcea
Russian SagePerovskia atriplicifolia
SalviaSalvia x superba
Shasta DaisyLeucanthemum x superbum
Siberian BuglossBrunnera macrophylla
Siberian IrisIris siberica
Small Globe ThistleEchinops ritro
SpeedwellVeronica species
Stokes AsterStokesia laevis
TickseedCoreopsis grandiflora
Trumpet vineCampsis radicans
Virginia BluebellsMertensia virginica
WormwoodArtemesia species

Woody Plants usually not eaten by rabbits

AzaleasRhododendron species
Black WalnutJuglans nigra
Blue SprucePicea pungens
Bottlebrush BuckeyeAesculus parviflora
BoxwoodBuxus species
BuckeyeAesculus glabra
Bush CinquefoilPotentilla fruticosa
Butterfly-bushBudddleia davidii
ButternutJuglans cinera
Climbing HydrangeaHydrangea anomala petiolaris
CotoneasterCotoneaster species
Dwarf InkberryIlex glabra compacta
HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum
Japanese MapleAcer palmatum
Mountain LaurelKalmia latifolia
RhododendronRhododendron P.J.M. Hybrids
Smooth HydrangeaHydrangea arborescens
SumacRhus species
Sweet GumLiquidamber straciflua
Tatarian DogwoodCornus alba
Tulip TreeLiriodendron tulipifera
White PinePinus strobus
YewTaxus species

Vegetables and Fruits usually not eaten by rabbits

AsparagusAsparagus officinalis
Currant & GooseberryRibes species
GrapeVitis species
LeeksAllium porrum
OnionsAllium cepa
PotatoesSolanum tuberosum
RhubarbRheum rhaponticum
Summer SquashCucurbita pepo melopepo
TomatoLycopersicum esculentum

Herbs usually not eaten by rabbits

BasilOcimum basilicum
MintMentha species
OreganoOriganum vulgare
ParsleyPetroselinum crispum
SavorySatureia hortensis
TarragonArtemisia dracunculus

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