Plants & flowers that rabbits will not eat

Written by lee morgan | 13/05/2017
Plants & flowers that rabbits will not eat
Rabbits devour much in your garden, but there are some plants they won't touch. (Rabbit image by Andrew Real from

There are some plants and flowers that rabbits do not find appealing. If rabbits raid your garden, you know they do considerable damage to your vegetables and flowers. There are a few ways you can protect your plants by planting undesirable species.


Plant rosemary around the edges of your garden, or around the plants rabbits target. The leaves of the plant can be toxic to rabbits. Not all rosemary varieties will poison a rabbit, but the smell warns them away.


Sage leaves are poisonous to rabbits. In fact, it goes well with rabbit. So, plant some sage in your garden to help deter rabbits,


Begonias are a flowering perennial plant that numbers more than 1,500 species. There are several major groups of begonias that are helpful with ridding your garden of rabbits since they will not eat them. While the begonia is not likely to hurt the rabbit if it nibbles the flowers or leaves of a begonia, they simply appear not to be on the menu. The sight or smell of these plants must be unappealing to the rabbit since they will avoid them as a source of food.

Habanero Peppers

Rabbits like carrots and other mild flavoured crunchy snacks and tend to enjoy eating new leaves that are very tender. Meanwhile, bigger, thicker, strong flavoured plants, such as habanero peppers,repel rabbits.

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