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I know most of you are probably anti-rabbit on here but I need some clever minds to help me figure out which plants are NON-toxic to pet bunnies please!?

I know things like bulbs, euphorbia and foxgloves are very poisonous but iI have a pretty established garden and don't want to kill everything off!

Anyone know about hebes? hydrangea? escalonia? geranium? viola? wallflowers?

Also, I have just bought a marguerite and a campanula to plant. Are these safe? and where would they be happy to be planted? I live near the sea and have quite heavy soil (I think). I'm also thinking of getting lavendar and sage coz I know they are safe. What else would be good? Have just dug out to big euphorbia so need something nice and low maintainence to fill the gaps. Any ideas welcome!!

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kt6382 writes:

I know most of you are probably anti-rabbit on here but I need some
clever minds to help me figure out which plants are NON-toxic to pet
bunnies please!?

I know things like bulbs, euphorbia and foxgloves are very poisonous but
iI have a pretty established garden and don't want to kill everything
off!

Anyone know about hebes? hydrangea? escalonia? geranium? viola?
wallflowers?

Also, I have just bought a marguerite and a campanula to plant. Are
these safe? and where would they be happy to be planted? I live near the
sea and have quite heavy soil (I think). I'm also thinking of getting
lavendar and sage coz I know they are safe. What else would be good?
Have just dug out to big euphorbia so need something nice and low
maintainence to fill the gaps. Any ideas welcome!!


You want to feed pet rabbits with live plants?

Doesn't make sense. Buy rabbit food.

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No, I don't particularly want to feed them live plants (although they're great for getting rid of weeds and brambles!) I just want to continue to create a lovely garden without everything being completely destroyed at the same time as making sure that if they do accidently have a nibble then the plants are safe and they won't be poisoned.

I thought that there would definately be people on here who are much more knowledgeable about plants than me! So far I know things like lavendar and sage are safe but also not particularly appetising so will survive but I would like to know about the plants I already have so I don't need to pull them up!
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kt6382 writes:

'Dan Espen[_2_ Wrote:
;982772']kt6382 writes:


You want to feed pet rabbits with live plants?

Doesn't make sense. Buy rabbit food.


No, I don't particularly want to feed them live plants (although they're
great for getting rid of weeds and brambles!) I just want to continue to
create a lovely garden without everything being completely destroyed at
the same time as making sure that if they do accidently have a nibble
then the plants are safe and they won't be poisoned.

I thought that there would definately be people on here who are much
more knowledgeable about plants than me! So far I know things like
lavendar and sage are safe but also not particularly appetising so will
survive but I would like to know about the plants I already have so I
don't need to pull them up!


Rabbits know what's edible and what's not edible.
You typically don't see piles of dead rabbits around plants that might
be toxic to rabbits.

Buy plants that enhance your garden, but don't let the rabbits loose
around your plants. The rabbits will eat them.

I don't think your rabbits will "accidentally" eat anything.
They'll be quite intentional about it.

By the way, there are people on this group that know more about plants
than you do. Apparently, rabbits too.


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kt6382 wrote:

I know most of you are probably anti-rabbit on here but I need some
clever minds to help me figure out which plants are NON-toxic to pet
bunnies please!?

I know things like bulbs, euphorbia and foxgloves are very poisonous but
iI have a pretty established garden and don't want to kill everything
off!

Anyone know about hebes? hydrangea? escalonia? geranium? viola?
wallflowers?

Also, I have just bought a marguerite and a campanula to plant. Are
these safe? and where would they be happy to be planted? I live near the
sea and have quite heavy soil (I think). I'm also thinking of getting
lavendar and sage coz I know they are safe. What else would be good?
Have just dug out to big euphorbia so need something nice and low
maintainence to fill the gaps. Any ideas welcome!!

Thanks


Caveat emptier: when rabbits are hungry enough, they'll eat just about
anything! To protect your plants, keep your bunnies well fed.

Veronica spicata
Growing conditions: Full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil
Height: 1-2 feet tall
Zones: 3-8

Iris sibirica
Growing conditions: Full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil
Height: 1-3 feet tall
Zones: 4-9

Salvia varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 1-5 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 3-9, depending on variety

Paeonia varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 2-7 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 3-8, depending on variety

Hemerocallis varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 3-10, depending on variety

Hemerocallis varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 3-10, depending on variety

Allium varieties
Growing conditions: Full to partial sun and well-drained soil
Height: 6 inches to 6 feet tall
Zones: 3-10, depending on variety

Agastache varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 4-10, depending on variety

Astilbe varieties
Growing conditions: Shade or partial shade and moist soil
Height: 1-3 feet tall
Zones: 4-8

Baptisia australis
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Height: 5 feet tall
Zones: 3-9

Monarda varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil
Height: 1-3 feet, depending on variety
Zones: 4-9
This is one of my dogs favorite plants to chew.

Nepeta varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 1-2 feet tall
Zones: 4-8, depending on variety

Narcissus varieties
Growing conditions: Sun or shade and well-drained soil
Height: To 1 foot tall
Zones: 3-9, depending on variety

Digitalis varieties
Growing conditions: Partial sun and moist, well-drained soil
Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety
Zones: 3-8, depending on variety

Lavandula varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 1-2 feet tall
Zones: 5-8, depending on variety

Fritillaria varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil
Height: 6 inches to 4 feet tall
Zones: 3-9, depending on variety

Helleborus varieties
Growing conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil
Height: 1-2 feet tall
Zones: 4-9, depending on variety

Iris varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 3 feet tall
Zones: 3-9

Stachys byzantina
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Height: 18 inches tall
Zones: 4-8

Achillea varieties
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.
Height: 2-3 feet tall
Zones: 3-9, depending on variety

I hope this helps.

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On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3:22:05 PM UTC-4, kt6382 wrote:
I know most of you are probably anti-rabbit on here but I need some

clever minds to help me figure out which plants are NON-toxic to pet

bunnies please!?



I know things like bulbs, euphorbia and foxgloves are very poisonous but

iI have a pretty established garden and don't want to kill everything

off!



Anyone know about hebes? hydrangea? escalonia? geranium? viola?

wallflowers?



Also, I have just bought a marguerite and a campanula to plant. Are

these safe? and where would they be happy to be planted? I live near the

sea and have quite heavy soil (I think). I'm also thinking of getting

lavendar and sage coz I know they are safe. What else would be good?

Have just dug out to big euphorbia so need something nice and low

maintainence to fill the gaps. Any ideas welcome!!



Thanks

Well, let's see ... Last year they ate my tomatoes, chard, squash, melon, blueberries, and rocket. So I guess you could give them any of those.

Rob






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Rabbits do NOT instinctively know what's edible and what isn't. They return to their burrows to die. Why don't you check your facts before posting inaccuracies.


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