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10 Rabbit Resistant Proven Winners® Perennials

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Plants that are not on a Rabbit's Menu

Newly emerging and tender foliage often attracts browsing animals, so planning a landscape that skews away from salad greens is a good way to get success even when rabbits are present.

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Firefly Achillea

Height: 20-32" | Width: 28-38" | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 3-8

Yarrows like 'Firefly Sunshine' have coarse, textured foliage that is typically left alone by browsing rabbits.

Variety Pictured: Achillea 'Firefly Sunshine'

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'Serendipity' Allium

Height: 15-20" | Width: 10-15" | Light: Full - Part Sun | Zones: 4-8

Commonly called "Ornamental Onion," Allium have an onion like taste which makes them undesirable to browsing animals.

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'Crested Surf' Athyrium niponicum

Height: 20-22" | Width: 28-30" | Light: Part - Full Shade | Zones: 3-8

Not the most tender of plants, 'Crested Surf' has both the texture to be avoided and vigor to grow through light browsing.

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'Stand By Me' Bush Clematis

Height: 34-38" | Width: 24-36" | Light: Full - Part Sun | Zones: 3-7

'Stand By Me' is a lot less picky than traditional Clematis and less likely to be picked on by browsing animals than other perennials.

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Height: 20-34" | Width: 18-24" | Light: Full - Part Sun | Zones: 3-9

Daylilies are generally unbothered by browsing animals or will grow through any attention they do get.

Variety Pictured: Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Orange Smoothie'

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PYROMANIA™ Kniphofia

Height: 2½-3½' | Width: 2-2½' | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 5b-9

Grass like foliage adds a varied texture to most broadleaf perennials, perfect for adding contrast in the landscape.

Variety Pictured: Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Orange Blaze'

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Sweet Romance® Lavender

Height: 12-18" | Width: 12-18" | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 5-9

Fragrant, needle-like foliage is rarely bothered by animals. Sweet Romance® is one of the best Lavenders for rebloom.

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'Cat's Pajamas' Nepeta

Height: 12-14" | Width: 18-20" | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 3-8

A member of the mint family, Nepeta are another of the plants that are low on rabbit's list of desires. Even if they are bothered, new growth will soon emerge from the crown to fill any damaged spaces.

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COLOR SPIRES® & Profusion Salvia

Height: 16-22" | Width: 16-24" | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 3-8

Unlike annual Salvia, the much more coarsely textured perennial species are not bothered by deer. New growth will replace any damage done by browsing animals.

Variety Pictured: Salvia COLOR SPIRES® 'Indiglo Girl'

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Height: Varied | Width: Varied | Light: Full Sun | Zones: 3-9

Sedum, like most succulents, tends to get a pass from browsing rabbits.

Variety Pictured: Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Boogie Woogie'

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