Most insect resistant flowers
My garden plants have been destroyed by bugs even though I have sprayed and spayed with products recommended by local Earl May Garden shop. Can you recommend any flowering annual and prennial plants which are resistant to chewing bugs and grubs? Thanks!
Submitted by onekenkel

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. It really depends on what pests are the most problematic --- as each insect has its own set of preferences. If it's grasshoppers, for example, I don't know of any plants that have good resistance (grasshoppers have been known to chew up window screens!).

 

If Japanese beetles are a major problem, check out this list of plants they typically leave alone:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef451.asp

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms
Community Answers (2)

I am so frustrated over the numbers of flowers and plants that I have lost due to earwig infestation. They are eating my beautiful garden alive....doesn't matter if they are in hanging baskets, pots on ground or open garden area. I would like to have a list of all the flowers/plants that repel earwigs. I know what to do to get rid of them, but next planting season I want to buy annuals that I know will not be subjected to these hungry pests. Please inform me as to what I can plant that is safe.
Submitted by jmo3115