8 Low-Maintenance Herb That ll Help Your Peonies Thrive


These plants release a strong odor of onion and sulfur that repels aphids, cabbage worms, and slugs. They grow best in full sunlight and well-draining soil, thriving in USDA growing zones 3 to 9.


Petunias can help ward off insects and require plenty of water, sunlight, and sandy soil to thrive. They can be grown in USDA growing zones 10 and 11, blooming from spring to winter.


Marigolds can help manage the growth and reproduction of nematodes, keeping them under control in your garden. They require direct sunlight, room to grow, and loamy soil

Floss flowers

These purple-blue blooms repel insects but contain a toxic compound that can harm grazing animals if ingested. They need full sunlight and moist, well-drained soil


Lavender emits a fragrance that repels bugs, particularly mosquitoes. It grows well in USDA growing zones 5 to 9, requiring full sunlight and slightly acidic, well-draining soil.


Geraniums can deter mosquitoes, beetles, and other pests and are often used in natural insect repellents. They thrive in USDA growing zones 9 to 12, needing plenty of sunlight


Nasturtiums can repel aphids, beetles, and other pests and bloom from summer to fall. They prefer USDA growing zones 8 to 10 and loamy soil, needing regular watering


Hyssops are companion flowers that keep away cabbage moths and flea beetles. They bloom in late summer and fall, growing well in USDA growing zones 4 to 9 with plenty of sunlight