7 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Citronella grass, sometimes called mosquito grass, is a go-to ingredient for many commercial repellents. It grows well in filtered sunlight.

Citronella Grass

The smooth and clean scent of lavender is detestable to mosquitos, moths, flies, fleas, and other flying insects. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun.


Marigolds' distinct scent repels mosquitoes and other garden pests. They contain a natural compound used in many insect repellents!


All types of mint plants have a repelling scent. Mint does best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.


Eucalyptus produces chemicals like linalool and geraniol that repel mosquitoes. It needs fertile, well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.


Bee balm has a strong smell that keeps mosquitoes from coming around. It should be planted in well-drained soil in an area that gets full sun.

Bee Balm

Floss flowers secrete a compound called coumarin, which has an odor that mosquitoes can't stand. Plant them in a sunny location with good drainage and consistent moisture.

Floss Flower

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