Plants with mosquito-repelling properties include the common lantanas flower, petunias, nasturtium flowers, marigolds, alliums and chrysanthemums flowers as well as citronella grass and scented geraniums. While the pitcher plant and the Venus flytrap do not repel mosquitoes, they do eat them.
Herbal plants have also been shown to repel mosquitoes and other insects such as flies. Mosquito repelling plants include basil, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, mint, lemon thyme and lemongrass. By adding these types of plants to the garden, homeowners can keep mosquitoes away from their home and end up with fewer mosquito bites. Homeowners should be careful, however, and keep in mind that some of these plants may be toxic to pets.