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Are there any plants to keep cats and dogs away from my garden?






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Coleus canina, otherwise known as "the Scaredy Cat plant" has a unique scent that cats and dogs do not like so keeps them away from the garden.

Fortunately the smell isn't offensive to humans!

As well as being a great natural cat and dog repellent, Coleus canina has attractive foliage and light blue flowers that make it a generally good garden plant.




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Sometimes, plants with a lemon scent are off-putting to cats, but Coleus canina does seem to produce reasonable results.

Answered by Geoff Hodge from United Kingdom, Peterborough in May 2011.

Geoff Hodge is Garden writer & author
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