Plants that Deter Mosquitoes

Are there any plants that chase away mosquitoes? I heard that lemon grass is effective, but I don't have any grass on the ground...only a small plot in the front. The back yard is paved and we're in process of adding some greenery and hoped there was some type of plant that can keep away the mosquitoes. Thanks
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no plant that will chase away mosquitoes. There is a cintronella scented geranium you can grow, but it won't chase mosquitoes unless you sit next to it and rub it's foliage. Not very practical. Lemon grass is a tall, tropical grass used in Asian cooking. It can grow 4 feet tall and is a very pretty and useful container plant. But, it won't chase away mosquitoes.


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