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Rabbits - Pagirl - 07-01-2009

Rabbits are eating my petunias, marigolds and vinca. Any suggestions for flowers rabbits will not eat.

Re: Rabbits - IntrepidMeredith - 07-01-2009

Try sweet peas, poppies, foxgloves, delphinium/larkspur, columbine, hellebores, lupines, datura, nicotiana/tobacco plant, morning glories, lobelia, anemone, asclepias/milkweed, clematis, euphorbia/spurge, lantana, flax, malva/musk mallow, primula, soapwort, or sedum. These are all plants that are mildly to highly toxic to humans if eaten. I'm assuming they'd have the same effects on the rabbits, so the bunnies are more likely to leave them alone.

Also, you could spray the plants with a rabbit-deterrent spray from the garden center (probably one based on predator urine), or get some dog hair from a friend and spread that through your plants/pots. A deer spray I make at home is to mix 1/2 cup milk with 1 beaten egg, add 1 tablespoon dish soap, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and any additional amounts of hot sauce/cayenne pepper/etc. if you'd like. Add enough water to make 1 gallon. Let it sit for a few days to ferment, then pour it into a spray bottle to spray it on your plants. You'll need to respray every couple of weeks or after a heavy rain. Good luck!

Re: Rabbits - bachelorblue13 - 05-26-2012

have you tried garlic i am going to try that i had some make my garden a home.