How to attract Ladybirds / Ladybugs to your garden for Aphid Control

Planting the following plants and herbs help attract Ladybirds to your garden, which in turn will eat your pest aphids. I love my lupins and have found attracting ladybirds and lacewings a great and natural way of garden pest control for aphids.

These plants produce pollen whose flavor the ladybugs love:

  • Angelica
  • Calendula
  • Caraway
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Coreopsis
  • Cosmos
  • Dandelions
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Feverfew
  • Marigold
  • Scented geraniums
  • Statice
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Tansy
  • Wild carrot
  • Yarrow

Im currently trialling Dill and Marigolds, but also letting some of this years carrots go to seed to see if the ladybugs love these too.

 

If left untreated, this is how an Aphid colony can take over your lovely lupin plants… so its well worth attracting ladybirds to your garden. Even if just only planting one new variety of beneficial ladybug plant such as Dill.