Just because you own pets, doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful flower garden to enjoy for the season. Here
is a partial list of "safe" plants for gardens that pets may frequent. Our "safe" plants are ones that are non-toxic if touched
or consumed. This is an incomplete list, as there are many more choices that would suit these lists, however the plants listed
are the more popular, hardy and easy to aquire.
Annuals are plants that last for one growing season and will not return naturally the following season. Perennials
will return year after year.
Safe Plants for a Sunny Location
plants will need 4 or more hours of direct sunlight a day.
Snapdragons (Antirrhinum sp.)
Cosmos (Cosmos sp.)
Calendula (Callendula sp.)
Bee Balm (Monarda sp.)
Roses (Rose sp.)
Catmint/catnip (Nepeta sp.)
Coneflowers (Echinacea purpura)
Safe Plants for Partial Sun
These plants are great for a location that receives less than 4 hours
of direct sunlight a day.
Primrose (Primula sp.)
Spider flower (Cleome sp.)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.)
Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)
Turf Lilly (Liriope sp.)
Goat's Beard (Aruncus
A shade garden receives little to no direct sunlight, although the sun may filter
through the trees for dappled light.
Begonia (Begonia sp.)
New Guinea Impatiens
Violet (Viola sp.)
Coleus (Coleus sp.)
Hosta (Hosta sp.)
Bugbane (Cimifuga racemosa)
Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)
Astilbe (Astilbe sp.)
Queen of the Meadow (Filipendula ulmaria)