Plants that Repel Insects

Here is a list of plants and what insects they repel. This was sent in by Gill, a long time reader.

Ants pennyroyal, spearmint, southernwood, tansy
Aphids garlic, chives and other alliums, coriander, anise, nasturtium and petunia around fruit trees
Borer garlic, onion, tansy
Cabbage moth mint, hyssop, rosemary, southernwood, thyme, sage, wormwood, celery, catnip, nasturtium
Colorado potato beetle green beans, horseradish, dead nettle, flax, catnip, coriander, tansy, nasturtium
Cucumber beetle tansy, radish
Cutworm tansy
Flea beetle wormwood, mint, catnip, interplant cole crops with tomato
Japanese beetle garlic, larkspur, tansy, rue, white geranium
Leafhopper petunia, geranium
Mexican bean beetle marigold, potato, rosemary, savory, petunia
Mites onion, garlic, chives
Nematodes marigold, salvia, dahlia, calendula, asparagus
Rose chafer geranium, petunia, onion
Slug prostrate rosemary, wormwood
Squash bug tansy, nasturtium, catnip
Tomato hornworm borage, marigold, opal basal
Whitefly nasturtium, marigold

May 28, 20080 found this helpful

In my experience in So Cal, rather than repelling aphids nasturiums are the first plant (other than impatiens) to be taken over by the aphids.

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May 28, 20080 found this helpful

That's the point, they are a sacrificial plant.

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May 30, 20080 found this helpful

This is great, I have been looking for a natural way to keep the garden. Thank You!

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