I live in the Western suburbs of Chicago and the rabbits ONLY eat my Lilac/Mauve roses to the stalks. They eat the flowers, fallen petals, and leaves. I have seen them stretched up 12 - 18" to the top of my plant. I have moved the plant 3 times and they strip it everytime and ONLY that one. My reds, pinks and yellows they could care less about.
I have tried fox urine, garlic, pepper. They will not be detered. I tried chicken wire and they dug under the fence.
Any ideas would be appreciated.