Monday, November 28, 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.  Click on the link below each description to see a photo of the plant from my blog.

California Fuschia
Epilobium canum also sometimes labeled
Zauchneria californica
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 sp. ‘New Gold’ or 'Dallas Red'
A tough, drought tolerant shrub that is also good for slopes.  This variety tends to be a more prolific bloomer.   

Orchid Rockrose
Cistus x purpureus
A tough shrub that works on both slopes and flat spaces, reaches 5 feet wide and tall.
Sticky Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus
This California native is also a terrific hummingbird plant, 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide.

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

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