Plants to Repel Mosquitos - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, MO
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Question by Xaniell
May 6, 1998
Is there a particular flower or plant that wards off mosquitos?

Answer from NGA
May 6, 1998
One of the scented geraniums gives off a citrus-like smell that mosquitos avoid. (Pelargonium crispum) You have to crush the leaves before the plant will give off the scent. Many people keep one or two plants on their deck or patio and pick a few leaves to crush when they want to sit outdoors in the evening and not be bother by mosquitos.

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