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

    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

    '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

    '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

    '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

    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

    '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

    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

    Honeysuckle

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

  • Bee Balm is Welcome Plant for Insect Allies

    '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

    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

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