Plants that Attract
You can encourage these good bugs to your garden by choosing plants that attract these types of bugs.

Here is a list of plants that attract good bugs:

The buckwheat plant attracts flies, parasitic wasps, lacewings and ladybugs.

California Lilac
The California Lilac plant attracts parasitic wasps and bees.

Daisies attract butterflies, bees, lacewings, and syrphid flies.

The herb, dill attracts syrphid flies, lacewings, and parasitic wasps.

The goldenrod plant attracts soldier beetles and parasitic wasps

The marigold plant attracts syrphid flies, ladybugs and parasitic wasps

The herb parsley attracts syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps

The herb mint attracts syrphid flies, parasitic wasps and bees

Sunflowers attract bees, butterflies, ladybugs, syrphid flies and parasitic wasps

The yarrow plant attract butterflies, bees, ladybugs, flies, and parasitic wasps
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Herbs like cilantro, dill, fennel, caraway and flowers such as scented geraniums attract ladybugs.


Other plants and herbs that attract other beneficial bugs include:  alfalfa, thyme, lavender globe lily, English lavender purple poppy mallow, sweet alyssum.
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