15 Cat-Friendly Plants For Your Garden
Create a purr-fectly designed outdoor garden!
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing your home with a curious and playful feline friend, you understand the importance of creating a safe and harmonious environment for them to thrive. As you begin creating your gardening plan, you may struggle to find feline-friendly foliage that won’t harm them. Stop the search here: if you’re looking for cat-friendly outdoor garden alternatives, you’ve come to the right place!
From vibrant flowers to lush shrubs, all the cat-friendly plants in this blog are confirmed as non-toxic to cats by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). To see the full list, click HERE. Let’s get started.
The icy foliage on Russian sage is one cool cat! Once established, Russian sage thrives in hot and dry environments, making it an excellent addition to gardeners looking for pet-friendly options in growing zones 4-9. No worries if your cat bumps into them; their strong upright stems won’t flop over easily.
The vertical flowers from spike speedwell may intrigue your furry friends to play, but it’s okay because it’s non-toxic to pets. Enjoy vibrant blue, white, and pink flower spikes all summer. Try pairing alongside tickseed, daylilies, and yarrow for a low-maintenance perennial garden.
Pet-friendly garden options never have to be boring! Roses are a showy garden favorite that emits a beautiful scent that humans love, all while being safe for your furry friends. While the flowers are gorgeous and non-toxic, cats likely will steer clear of roses due to their prickly stems.
(Sagina subulata )
Are you looking for a cat-friendly landscaping solution? Irish moss is a soft ground cover that resembles moss and features a vibrant green color with blooming white flowers come spring. Aside from use in mass plantings, Irish moss also can be quickly filled between stepping stones or tucked into rock gardens.
Compact and easy to care for, sedum is an excellent option for gardeners strapped for space and needing pet-friendly options. While some succulent varieties pose a risk to your feline friends, sedum is considered non-toxic, according to the ASPCA. You’re cat may enjoy taking a nap next to its glossy, fresh-scented foliage.