The sightings of graceful deer and frolicking rabbits can be magical—until they devour your garden! Here are a few recommendations from Better Homes and Gardens for plants that look lovely and won’t tempt our mammalian neighbors.
Allium, the little bursting firework of color, is generally deer and rabbit resistant regardless of the color, blooming season, or height of the variety that you select. It grows well in sun and shade and can range from 2 inches to 6 feet depending on the type.
Candytuft is versatile with evergreen foliage and fuzzy pink, purple or white flowers in the spring. It is an ideal edging plant that grows in full sun. On average, it is 1 foot tall and about 2 feet wide. Fortunately, deer don’t like it as much as we do.
Salvia has blooms for months, keeping your garden colorful, scented, and deer and rabbit resistant. (They dislike the aroma.) There are annual and perennial varieties. Salvia grows well in full sun and attracts hummingbirds.
Rabbits’ disdain for Catmint has little to do with its name. This sun-loving plant has clusters of violet, white, or pink flowers through summer and requires minimal watering.
Like people, deer and rabbits have varying taste buds so no one plant is guaranteed to do the trick. Explore the Better Homes and Gardens articles for more deer and rabbit repellent plant options. Or contact the experts at Columbine Design (303) 761-6807 .
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Deer
Better Homes and Gardens, Rabbit