Shade Plants That Rabbits Do Not Eat

Written by susan braun
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Keeping rabbits out of your yard and garden can be a constant battle. You can improve your chances of success in this struggle by using plants that rabbits will not eat. Plant them around the perimeter of your yard or garden, and you will create a barrier that should be effective in keeping rabbits away from your plants.


Alliums, also known as garden onions, are an excellent choice, as rabbits tend to avoid them. These plants produce striking round flower heads and come in a variety of colours to match any landscape plan. There are over 500 varieties available, many of which do well in the shade. Ranson, Rampion, Turkestan and wild leek varieties are good ones to consider for shady spots.


Rabbits don't enjoy eating astilbe. Its long-lasting plume-type flowers will make an attractive addition to your lawn or garden. Astilbe does well in shady conditions and has a glossy, airy foliage to contrast with its varying colours of flowers.


Rabbits are naturally drawn to brightly coloured flowers, but the daffodil (also known as narcissus) is an exception. Blooming early in the spring and thriving in the shade, it is an excellent choice to add to your rabbit-resistant flower garden.


Foxglove, with its spiky leaves and bell-like delicate flowers, comes in many colours and will still be thriving in your shade garden after rabbits have eaten other things.

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