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Editors' Picks: Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants

We've pulled together a gallery of some of our favorite plants that rabbits avoid in our gardens.

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Astilbe Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. This tough perennial blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white. In addition to the attractive flowers, it has finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed with bronze. Astilbe grows best in Zones 4-8 and can reach up to 4 feet tall, depending on variety.

Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants - they have eaten up some perennials this winter! Down to the ground.

Astilbe Arendsii 'Rhineland' ..such a hearty plant. Another pinner says: Mine comes up year after year and just gets bigger and prettier every year!

Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants: Peony | Peonies are as rabbit-resistant as they are beautiful. These long-lived perennials are tough, too -- as long as you stake up their heavy late springtime flowers to keep them from spilling on the ground after a heavy rain. Name: Paeonia varieties Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Height: 2-7 feet tall, depending on variety Zones: 3-8, depending on variety

Crocosmia-grow along side Canna-Crocosmia's red, orange, and yellow flowers float along arched stems.Mingle it with dahlias for a bright splash of color. Flowers are the highlight in August and September, while bold swordlike foliage adds texture to the garden year-round. With a covering of protective mulch, crocosmia will survive as far north as Zone 6; in colder climates, bring them inside

Astilbe chinensis 'Diamonds and Pearls' - Astilbe grows nicely in NW gardens - I didn't know whether to place this in my gardening board or this one, but NW won out.

#Perrenials: Lungwort - Best for shade, this is a great plant with an unfortunate name, lungwort (Pulmonaria) earned its moniker from the silvery, lung-shaped spots that dot the foliage. The variegated foliage looks great all season long, but is an especially nice accent to the clusters of pink, white, or blue flowers in spring. Lungwort grows best in Zones 4-8 and reaches 1 foot tall

Japanese anemones, astilbies, Hostas (especially the blue varieties) begonias, hydrangeas, fox gloves, fuchia lady boothby, and heucheras (especially the yellow leaved varieties). Garden by "PaintMeGreen" on Rate My Space.

Hakone grass is one of few ornamental grasses that thrive in shade. Its mounding clumps of arching, grassy leaves gradually increase in size, never becoming invasive.