10 Plants That Attract Good Bugs

Lure beneficial insects to your garden with this assortment of annuals and perennials.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Shasta Daisy is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Shasta daisy

Mature size: 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to dappled shade, well-drained soil.

Blue Bedder is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

'Blue Bedder' viper's bugloss

Mature size: 2-3 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Great Orme is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

'Great Orme' hebe

Mature size: 4 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to dappled shade, well-drained soil.

Sweet Alyssum is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

'Snow Crystals' sweet alyssum

Mature size: 10 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Dog Rose is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Dog rose

Mature size: 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to dappled shade, moist soil.

Lavender is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

'Hidcote' lavender

Mature size: 2 feet tall and 30 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Aster Amellus is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Aster

Mature size: 16 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Honeysuckle is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Honeysuckle

Ideal growing conditions: full sun to dappled shade, moist soil.

Bee Balm is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

'Mahogany' bee balm

Mature size: 3 feet tall and 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to dappled shade, moist soil.

Ice Plant is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Showy sedums

Average mature size: 18 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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