Beneficial Flowers

FLOWERS THAT ATTRACT BENEFICIAL INSECTS

FLOWER LIGHT MOISTURE BLOOM TIME INSECTS ATTRACTED
african daisy full sun light summer lacewings, minute pirate bugs, ladybugs
alyssum partial to full sun light spring to early summer tachinid & hover flies, chaicids
angelica partial to full shade moist summer [long season] ladybugs, wasps, lacewings
bee balm [monarda] partial to full sun regular to moist summer minute pirate bugs, lacewings
calendula full sun regular late spring, summer minute pirate bugs, lacewings
candytuft [needs good drainage] full sun regular spring, early summer hover flies
chamomile full sun light to regular late spring, summer hover flies, ladybugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps
coreopsis full sun light to regular late spring, late summer minute pirate bugs, lady bugs
crocus partial to full sun none, once established late winter, spring parasitic wasps
dill* full sun light summer parasitic wasps, lacewings, ladybugs, tachinid & hover flies
echinacea full sun average late summer, autumn ladybugs, minute pirate bugs, beetles
elecampane full sun moist summer ladybugs, minute pirate bugs, beetles
feverfew full sun light to average summer ground beetles, hover flies, ladybugs, lacewings
goldenrod full sun light to average summer to mid-autumn big-eyed bugs, minute pirate bugs, ground and soldier beetles, lacewings
sunflowers full sun light to average summer to mid-autumn ladybugs, beetles, lacewings
goldenrod full sun light to average summer to mid-autumn big-eyed bugs, minute pirate bugs, ground and soldier beetles, lacewings
sweet woodruff partial to full shade moderate to moist late spring hover flies, minute pirate bugs, lacewings
yarrow partial to full sun light to average mid-summer to early autumn ladybugs, parasitic wisps, tachinid flies
zinnia full sun moderate summer to late autumn flower bugs, ladybugs, lacewings

*dill grows quickly and can be reseeded several times in a season.

catnip repels fleas beetles, colorado potato beetles and green peach aphids, but can get away from you, so does its best planted around the garden, not in it.


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