Monday, June 13, 2011

5 Fantastic Rabbit Resistant Plants for San Diego

Although there is no such thing as a rabbit proof plant, bunnies will usually skip these 5 plants and look for something else to munch on.  Search my blog for photos of these plants.

Achillea millefolium
This perennial is also a terrific cut flower and comes in lots of colors.

Cistus x purpureus
Orchid Rockrose
A tough shrub that works on both slopes and flat spaces, reaches 5 feet wide and tall.

Epilobium canum        also known as Zauchneria californica
California Fuschia
A terrific perennial that blooms in the fall.  Bright orange flowers are a real hummingbird magnet.  This native will spread slowly via underground runners to fill in any space.  Nice gray foliage is attractive in the spring and summer.

Lantana hybrid ‘New Gold’
New Gold Lantana
A tough, drought tolerant shrub that is also good for slopes.  This variety tends to be a more prolific bloomer.  New Gold Lantana reaches 6 feet wide and 3 feet tall.

Mimulus aurantiacus
Sticky Monkey Flower
This California native is also a terrific hummingbird plant, 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide.

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