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Plants poisonous to cats

Keep your home fragrant and your cat safe by picking bunches of flowers containing pet-friendly stems, and avoiding those that can be toxic to cats.

Cat friendly plants

  • Astilbe 
  • Erica 
  • Freesia 
  • Greenbell 
  • Lisianthus 
  • Limonium 
  • Olive 
  • Pitto 
  • Pussy willow 
  • Roses 
  • Snapdragons 
  • Statice 
  • Stock 
  • Trachelium 
  • Veronica 
  • Waxflower

Slightly poisonous plants to cats

These plants can give cats a tummy upset or skin irritation so keep your pet away from them:

  • Alstroemeria 
  • Bupleurum 
  • Chrysanthemum (if flowers are eaten)
  • Erngium 
  • September 
  • Solidago 

Very poisonous plants to cats

Some parts of these plants are very poisonous to cats and can even be fatal, so keep your cat well away from them:

  • Astrantia 
  • Clematis 
  • Craspedia 
  • Delphinium 
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Asparagus Fern 
  • Lavender 
  • Lilies 
  • Ornithogalum 
  • Ranunculus 
  • Ruscus 
  • Peonies 
  • Senecio 
  • Solomio 
  • Sweet William 
  • Tulip
If your cat eats any of these plants or gets the pollen on their fur, call your vet immediately.
— Page last updated 29/06/2021

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