Flower Power

Never underestimate the power behind your flowers, because these blossoming beauties were born to be bad! And by bad, we mean good for you and hazardous to the pesky insects and rodents that plague your garden. Whether you’ve got aphids or beetles, fleas or mosquitoes, and maybe a vole or two, these spectacular plants put up a fight that can take out even the boldest contenders!

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Lavender

Attracts: Butterflies, bees, hoverflies

Repels: Moths, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, rodents

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Chrysanthemum

Attracts: Butterflies

Repels: Roaches, ants, ticks, lice, fleas, bedbugs, nematodes

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Chamomile

Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds

Repels: Various flying insects, fleas

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Cosmos

Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds, lacewings, ladybugs, hoverflies

Repels: Corn earworm

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Petunia

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Repels: Aphids, tomato hornworms, asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, squash bugs

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Marigolds

Attracts: Butterflies, ladybugs,

Repels: Mosquitoes, aphids, rabbits

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Dahlias

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies

Repels: Nematodes

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Daffodils

Attracts: Monarch butterflies

Repels: Mice, gophers, voles

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Nasturtiums

Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds

Repels: Whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, various beetles, cabbage loopers

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