Did you know that you can naturally repel mosquitoes with plants? It just so happens that we sell many of the seeds and plants that are natural mosquito repellents!

Let's learn how to repel mosquitoes with plants.


Ageratum is a pretty bluish-purple flowering plant that is also known as Flossflower. It contains coumarin which is used in commercial insect repellents and the mosquitoes hate the smell of it.


Beebalm also repels mosquitoes. Also known as horsemint, beebalm does well in dry, sandy soil and can be found near beach front property. The smell it gives off seems to confuse mosquitoes. As a side benefit, the flowers it produces will attract bees and butterflies to your garden.

Right now, we do not carry Beebalm seeds.

Catnip And Catmint

Do you have a cat? If so, maybe you have catnip or catmint in your home or yard. Both of these cat treat plants are hated by mosquitoes so feel free to plant as much of it as you like.

Catnip has been found to be ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than the chemical DEET.


Citronella has a lemony smell that repels mosquitoes. We have a plant in our backyard. If you go shopping in the summer, you can find Citronella candles to light and put on your deck to keep away bugs. You can also just buy the plants for your deck and yard.

Citronella loves full sun and emits a strong smell of lemon that you will recognize because it smells just like citronella candles you have smelled in stores.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is good for flavoring your tea. It can also be used in recipes as a substitute for lemon peel. It is pretty easy to grow and loves sun. We sell the seeds.

Lemongrass (Not The Kind We Sell)

Lemongrass is hated by mosquitoes, but not the kind we sell. The lemongrass that we sell (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is used to make tea. The lemongrass that mosquitoes hate is Cymbopogon citratus but we do not sell it. Do not eat the Cymbopogon citratus lemongrass that repels mosquitoes.

We sell edible lemongrass but we do not carry the lemongrass that repels mosquitoes.

Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme repels mosquitoes and tastes and smells like lemon. It can be used in place of lemon or lemon peel in recipes.

Lemon Thyme will soon be sold by David's Garden Seeds and when it comes in, I will put a link up for you.

Repel Mosquitoes With Plants Like Marigolds

Those pretty orange and yellow flowers called marigolds actually repel biting mosquitoes so be sure to plant them everywhere in your yard and put them in pots on your front porch and on your deck in the backyard. Their smell is something that mosquitoes hate. Marigolds love full sun but don't forget to water them.

Marigolds are annual plants, meaning you need to plant new ones each year. Place pots of them near your front and back doors to keep the mosquitoes away from your home. They have pyrethrum in them, which is used in insect repellents. They also repel the insects who attack your tomatoes (aphids) so plants some near your tomatoes as well.

Mint Repels Mosquitoes

I love mint! Spearmint, Wintergreen, Chocolate Mint, Peppermint, English Mint, and Orange Mint all naturally repel mosquitoes. Plant some mint in a few pots and place on your deck or patio, near your outdoor furniture.

Mint plants spread quickly and grow rapidly. They love full sun, but don't forget to water them because they love lots of water, especially where it is stifling hot, like in Texas. If you start with one mint plant in a pot or in a garden bed, that plant will quickly grow and spread and take over anything else that might be in the garden bed. I speak from personal experience! Mosquitoes detest the smell of mint and will vacate the area. Yay!

Repel Mosquitoes With Plants Like Rosemary

Grow rosemary plants, not only for use in your cooking, but also to put outside on your deck to repel mosquitoes from your outdoor living area. The smell is lovely and mosquitoes despise it!

Carrot flies and cabbage moths also hate rosemary so put some near your vegetable garden to keep the bugs from ruining your growing vegetables.


Wormwood is another herb that mosquitoes stay away from. The oil in the plant can be used as insect repellant and the leaves can be used in sachets to repel moths and mice in closets and wherever it is needed. It is poison so do not consume it.

You can easily repel mosquitoes with plants by planting the seeds or seedlings in pots or around your yard. Don't allow those annoying blood suckers to ruin your outdoor time! Repel mosquitoes with plants!

We do not carry wormwood seeds at this time.

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