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Plants That Repel Wasps

A beautiful garden is a good feast for your eyes and mind. But the presence of certain insects can hinder the serene environment and also create discomfort for us. Don’t worry though, without the intervention of artificial pest repellent, there is something you can grow along with your plants in the garden – Wasp repelling plants!

Planting one of these 12 plants can repel the wasps from the area you require.

Mint

Mint
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Mint is a perennial herb with highly aromatic. There are many varieties of mint. The fragrance of mint might be loved by people but most insects hate it. Especially wasps! While planting mint in your yard, choose a place where it can spread – this herb took a lot of space. Mint plants like shades so it’s not necessary to keep them out in the sunlight.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass
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Lemongrass is useful in repelling wasps and acts as an effective repellent against mosquitoes. The lemon scent of this herb is pleasing to most people. This herb will grow very easily with moist soil and bright sun. It survives in many climates for years.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree. This can be grown in warm or cool conditions and only needs to be watered once a week. It has a powerful essential oil and it is really effective at repelling wasps.

Basil

Basil
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Basil plants are one of the most popular herbs that can be grown easily in your garden. This acts as an excellent repellent and moreover, it is a medicinal herb. Basil has a rich aroma that everyone loves. Bees and wasps usually hate the smell. You can grow it in the ground as well as indoors. It needs warmer climates and the soil must remain moist every time.

Marigold

Marigold
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Marigolds are very adroit flowers. They enjoy the sunlight and warm weather. They grow well in dry or moist soil and are a great choice for your garden. The flowers light up the garden and keep wasps away. They are inexpensive and available in any nursery.

Wormwood

Wormwood
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Wormwood is an herb that’s known for its extraordinary aroma. It thrives in a warm location and drained soil. The plant is toxic to most insects.

Geranium

Geranium
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Geraniums are a gardener’s favorite. They are easy to grow, radiant, and fragrant. These flowers are grown as annuals in most places. The red geraniums are effective at repelling bees and wasps. They thrive in a location that provides at least four hours of sunlight daily.

Pitcher plant

Pitcher plant
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These plants work differently than the others on this list. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that eat insects. They are easy to grow and efficient flycatchers. They must be grown in warmer conditions and in direct sunlight.  They blossom in spring and go wither in winter. Pitcher plants trap insects for their own nutrition by luring them into the flowers. Because of the slippery surface, insects fall into a pool of water and drown. The unique thing about them is that they don’t repel insects through fragrance, but they attract insects to the plant from their bright flowers.

Thyme

Thyme
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Thyme is a perennial fragrant herb with small leaves and thin woody stems. The herb has medicinal values and ornamental uses. Thyme is used to season multiple dishes. The strong fragrance helps to keep wasps away.

Citronella

Citronella
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Citronella plants are natural mosquito repellent with their scented nature and a source of essential oil. It also repels wasps and bees. You can grow citronella either indoors or outdoors. It needs full, direct sunlight for at least six hours. The plant’s soil should remain well-drained.

Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal plant
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Pennyroyal is a flowering plant in the mint family. This plant is also called mosquito plant and budding grass. It is an aromatic, low-growing, creeping perennial plant. Pennyroyal is a lesser choice in garden use but is a good option for keeping bees and wasps away. Due to the scent of mint, the wasps and bees don’t like it all.

Trumpet flower

Trumpet flower
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This plant is a delight for any garden. The hanging trumpet-shaped flowers give a stunning aesthetic and they produce a sweet scent while blooming at night. Because of the unusual shape and appearance of trumpet flowers, bees are effort-full in extracting nectar from this plant. Its color and smell also deter wasps and other insects.

How to keep wasps out of the gardens

These plants will work together to repel wasps, insects, and other pests arrival. If you are planning to plant some of these, there will be a good chance, that they’ll work together to repel wasps entry. You can also consider planting a few non-flowering plants, like shrubs that last long and foliage plants. These plants will help to prevent the coming of wasps that visits your property because they have significant blooms.

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