Whether you’re a gardening pro or you’re just getting started, it is wise to look for plants that are pest resistant and easy to grow in your area. Certain plants are highly susceptible to pests, which can make it difficult to keep them healthy. To make the gardening experience more enjoyable and fruitful, add these three pest resistant plants to your garden this year.
Buddleia is also commonly referred to as “Butterfly Bush”, and it is surprisingly resilient to pests and diseases. This beautiful bush produces heavenly flowers that are rich in fragrance and attract butterflies and birds. Flower colors include purple, yellow, lavender, white, yellow, red, pink and blue. They make terrific border flowers and look beautiful in containers as well. Plant them in a sunny spot in zones 5-10 and watch them thrive.
Daylilies are favorites of new gardeners because they are practically indestructible and have very few pest problems. They can bring a splash of welcome color to any sunny spot in the garden and they provide long-lasting color. Early-, mid-, and late-season bloomers are available in a variety of colors. Keep in mind that daylily clumps should be divided once every three or four years in order to keep them from looking overgrown.
Basil is a delicious herb that has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisines and has insect-repellant properties. Studies show that it is potentially toxic to mosquitos and may help keep insects at bay when planted strategically throughout the garden. While it is resistant to plants, it is susceptible to diseases, including mildew and root rot.
If you are looking for pest resistant plants to add to your garden, these three types are a great place to start. Not only will they add beauty to your garden, but flavor and fragrance as well.