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Champaign, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2008
12:35 PM

Post #4908628

For years I would have agreed that black-eyed susans were varmint-proof, but no longer. It appears our local rabbits have developed a taste for them--sheared them off right about rabbit-head level. I couldn't believe it at first and like a fool put in a replacement. Next day, same thing--sheared right off. And my family wonders why, when I see rabbits, I think what a tasty dinner they would make!
Alamo, TN

May 7, 2008
4:05 AM

Post #4917541

Black-eyed susans are weeds to me. They have pretty blooms but come up everywhere a seed drops. They're in the grass, in the rose beds, everywhere. I've decided to do away with them completely.
Grand Rapids, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5140479

I agree, rabbits seem to like brown eyed susan plants. whether that extends to cone flowers I do not know yet.

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