8 Plants That Repel and Keep Rabbits Out of Your Yard


From 6-inch-tall types to 6-foot-tall giants, alliums are easy-to-grow bulbs available in many colors. They're rabbit-resistant and often planted at garden borders or near lily bulbs for whimsical design and animal deterrence.

Anise Hyssop

This North American native plant produces violet-blue flowers from midsummer to fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies with its anise-scented flowers and foliage. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.


Popular in shade gardens, astilbe is rabbit-resistant and blooms with feathery plumes of pink, white, and red in early summer. Its glossy foliage adds texture and color, thriving in part to full shade.


Known for its toughness, baptisia blooms in violet, blue, yellow, or white flowers and attracts bees. This drought-tolerant perennial has blue-green foliage and showy seed pods that create a rattling noise.

Bee Balm

A favorite among hummingbirds, bee balm blooms with pink, red, violet, or white flowers from summer to early fall. It's rabbit-resistant and ideal for cut bouquets. It grows 1-3 feet tall in full sun and moist.


With gray-green foliage and clusters of blue, violet, pink, or white flowers, catmint is a heat and drought-tolerant companion for hybrid roses. It can be sheared back to bloom again in late summer.


Daffodils are one of the few spring bulbs that rabbits avoid, blooming in shades of red-orange, orange, yellow, white, coral, and pink. Plant early and late-blooming types for a month-long bloom period.


Daylilies are hardy and low-maintenance, blooming in a rainbow of colors. They can be easily divided to create more plants. They thrive in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil, growing 2-6 feet tall.