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Old 06-13-2009, 05:49 AM
 
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Any suggestions for annuals for full sun that rabbits won't eat? I'm in NC and would prefer flowers that will bloom all season. They've destroyed my verbena; my portulaca and lavender looks great but I'd like a bit of variety. I don't really care for marigolds or wax begonias. Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:09 AM
 
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Have you tried spraying your flowers with a solution of cayene pepper and water? You have to reapply every few days or after it rains, but it really works.

It won't hurt the environment, it's non-toxic and 100% organic. The animals don't like the smell/taste and quickly learn to stay away. If you belong to Costco or BJ's you can buy a huge canister of cayene pepper for $5 or so.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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No, I've never sprayed....but this a great idea!! Thanks....
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: WA
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I have had no luck with pepper or garlic sprays... the rabbits will eat their favorite plants and am still looking for an effective repellent but expect fox/cat urine might work.

I have found that rabbits and deer leave Dahlia flowers alone... must not smell appetizing.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Rabbits tend to avoid plants with heavily scented foliage. . . try Marigolds, Lantana, etc. Also, you can grow herbs,. .. rosemary, Lavendar, etc.
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