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Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquitoes are annoying and can spread diseases like Zika, Dengue fever, Malaria, and Yellow Fever. There is no need to spray or use dangerous chemicals to repel mosquitoes. You can plant mosquito repellent plants in your yard that will keep the insects away without harming animals, children, or pets. Our selection of mosquito repellent plants includes herbs like Catnip (Nepeta), Marigolds (Tagetes), and Lemon Balm (Melissa). We also have many flowers that repel mosquitoes, such as Petunias, Nasturtiums, and Zinnias. Tn Nursery has a large variety of mosquito-repelling plants for sale at our nursery near Mcminnville, TN. Contact us today if you would like more information about our products!

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Mosquito Repellent Plants


Mosquito repellent plants are widely used, especially in wetland areas.
This plant is commonly identified for its prominent smell. It is the most frequently used natural component in mosquito repellants. The plant does well in big planters because it can’t tolerate frost but is advisable in warmer climates. It thrives well in sunny climatic conditions. While buying or looking for citronella, always buy Cymbopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus, for they are the best

Ø Marigolds (Tagetes) a mosquito repellent plant that works


Marigolds do well in mild climates for green growth and abundance flowering. They are easy to grow and maintain. They flower annually. The flowers emit an odor that deters mosquitoes. It’s advisable to grow them in sacks or pots and keep them around your home to keep bugs out. They are also helpful for they dissuade whiteflies, thrips, and bean beetles.

Ø Lavender (Lavandula)

This plant is robust and drought-resistant once established. It requires extended sunny conditions and good drainage. Thus it thrives well in warm and relatively hot areas. Lavender is more identifiable because of its unique lovely fragrance; this is due to the presence of essential oil found in the leaves of the plant.

Ø Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

This plant is from the mint family, and it almost thrives in all areas. It grows abundantly both commercially and as a farm weed. It does not need much effort to take care of. This plant, according to research, is found to be more effective than some of the chemicals mostly used as chemical repellants.

Ø Scented Geraniums (Pelargoniums)

Pelargoniums is a prevalent mosquito deterring plant. The favored fragrance seems to be lemon-scented and is indicative of citronella grass. Their beautiful bloom has a resilient aroma that keeps several pests away. They are fast-growing plants that do well in reasonably warm, hot, and dry climates.