“Best” Perennial Plants That Repel Mosquitoes ~ Shade & Sun



Mosquitoes are the most annoying flying pests! There is nothing worse than trying to garden or enjoy some relaxing time in the backyard when the little buggers are buzzing around your ears.

Now, let’s dig into some perennial plants that repel mosquitoes starting with shade plants.

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Perennial Shade Plants That Help Repel Mosquitoes

Mint (Mentha Spp.)

Mint is a rapidly growing perennial plant with various varieties that can grow to 3 feet tall and overgrow an area quickly. So you may want to contain mint in a pot or use an underground container since mint spreads by using underground rhizome runners.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Also a part of the mint species, the lemon balm plant works to repel insects and attract others that can be beneficial. But unlike mint, it will not spread aggressively. 

Citronella (Pelargonium Citrosum)

Citronella is an evergreen  plant that grows well in climate zones 9-11. It is not a good choice if you are in  a colder climate because it doesn’t do well indoors.

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