Begonias are yet another annual that some rabbits avoid, while others seem to enjoy snacking on them. Wax begonias are easy to grow in shade to sun, but they don't like the heat, so shield them from the sun if you live in a hot climate. Begonia foliage ranges from green to an attractive bronze or maroon. Plants rabbits tend to avoid include: Vegetables: asparagus, leeks, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, squash, tomatoes. Flowers: cleomes, geraniums, vincas, wax begonias. Herbs: basil, mint, oregano, parsley, tarragon. If you're concerned hungry deer may lay waste to your yard, consider planting ornamentals that experts have judged to be deer-resistant, such as begonias. Begonias are unappetizing to deer, but quite popular with gardeners. Impatiens are known as rabbit-resistant plants, but rabbits nevertheless sometimes eat the delicate flowers' petals and leaves. Providing protection from rabbits for your impatiens can be challenging, but the sight of beautiful, healthy and whole impatiens in your flower garden is worth the effort. Rabbit-Resistant Plants It should be no surprise that plants with a strong fragrance or fuzzy leaves like lavender and black-eyed Susan are less popular with rabbits. Unfortunately, these plants will not deter them completely. Rabbits grazing in your flower beds will simply eat around the less enticing plants.
Keep them away with these repellents There's a product called Repels All. The smell keeps rabbits out and works for other critters too. You can also add used coffee grounds, egg shells, and banana peels around your garden and it seems to work for some. Using ground black pepper can work, and it will keep ants away too.
Rabbit Repellents Home gardeners often recommend vinegar or hot chili pepper sprays as bitter substances that will discourage rabbits and other pests. Try soaking old corncobs in vinegar for a few minutes, then placing them around the edges of the garden. Resoak them after a few weeks to renew the vinegar.
Rabbits just don't touch any plants sprayed with it. Make your garden less inviting to rabbits. Rabbits will only live in areas that provide cover from predators. Add barrier fencing to protect plants. Trap and relocate. Keep a dog in your yard. Scare and Ultrasonic devices. Spray with I Must Garden Rabbit Repellent.
The best defense against rabbits is a 3-foot-tall chicken-wire fence (1-inch mesh or smaller) with another 6 inches buried in the soil. Or you can try odor repellents such as blood meal or powdered fox urine (available at your local garden center). These usually need to be reapplied frequently.
Rabbits can eat lavender . It is one of the safe, aromatic shrubs you can give this pet. It is not toxic or harmful. Other similarly safe herbs include safe, dill, parsley, oregano, basil, peppermint, lemon balm, among others.
In reality, marigolds don't repel rabbits, deer or any other animals from gardens, said horticultural experts at Iowa State University and Texas A&M University. Rabbits may actually eat marigolds while deer simply ignore them.
20 Flowers and Plants Rabbits Hate Sweet Alyssum. Lobularia maritima bears clusters of tiny white, lavender, violet or pink flowers in spring. Lantana. Sun-loving lantana bears flower clusters that look like brightly-colored confetti. Cleome. Pot Marigold. Geraniums. Wax Begonia. Strawflower. Snapdragon.
Wax Begonia Begonias are yet another annual that some rabbits avoid, while others seem to enjoy snacking on them. Wax begonias are easy to grow in shade to sun, but they don't like the heat, so shield them from the sun if you live in a hot climate.
One of the simplest ways to deter rabbits from your geraniums is to grow them out of reach. Grow geraniums in hanging pots or tall containers. Rabbits are less likely to jump into raised beds than gardens at ground level. You can make a chicken wire enclosure around plants to keep rabbits out.
You may not need to worry about four-legged animals demolishing your beautiful garden-variety begonias, though; slugs can power-eat their way through a whole patch before you know it. Other nasty pests that snack on begonias include: Fungus gnats. Mealybugs.
Deer may seem harmless enough, but leave them alone in the garden and they can wreak havoc on your favorite plants. Deer often target impatiens (Impatiens spp. ), and they have been known to cause severe damage to these beautiful flowering annuals.