Rabbits are adorable critters that can cause problems in the garden.
No plants are completely rabbit proof and young plants are particularly vulnerable.

That being said, some plants are generally considered rabbit resistant. These plants tend to be thorny, spiny, heavily aromatic or that secrete a milky sap which makes them less appetizing to rabbits. Here at Hook’s we have a number of rabbit resistant perennials from $7.99 and up.

Rabbit resistant annuals can be found in 4.5” pots for $4.59 and in mix and match flats for $14.99 for a full flat and $1.69 per pack. Check out the list below and stop by the greenhouse to peruse our selection in
person! We recommend trying some of the following plants if rabbits are a problem in your area.

 

Rabbit Resistant Annuals, Herbs and Veggies:

Ageratum

Asparagus (fern and veg)

Dahlia

Ipomoea (morning glory)

Lantana

Marjorana (marjoram)

Nicotiana

Ocimum (basil)

Petroselinum (parsley)

Rosmarinus (rosemary)

Salvia farinacea (blue salvia),

Senecio (dusty miller)

Solanum (potatoes)

Verbena

 

Rabbit Resistant Perennials:

Achillea (Yarrow)

Asclepias (Milkweed)

Astilbe

Artemisia (Silver Mound)

Baptisia (False Indigo)

Digitalis (Foxglove)

Hellebores (Lenten Rose)

Hemerocallis (Daylilies)

Lavandula (Lavender)

Monarda (Bee Balm)

Nepeta (Catmint)

Peony

Salvia

Stachys (Lamb’s Ear)

Veronica (Speedwell)

 

Rabbit Resistant Trees and Shrubs:

Azalea

Berberis (barberry)

Buddleia (butterfly bush)

Buxus (boxwood)

Calluna (heather)

Deutzia

Hydrangea

Ilex (holly, any type)

Juniper

Ligustrum (privet)

Lonicera (honeysuckle)

Philadelphus (mock orange)

Picea (spruce)

Pinus (pine)

Rhododendron

Rosa (thorny varieties)

Spiraea

Syringa (lilac)

Viburnum

 

References:

Angelo’s Gardening Guides – Petitti Garden Centers – https://www.petittigardencenter.com/index.php/gardening/planting-gardening-guides