Beneficial insect-attracting plants

By: Jerry Coleby-Williams | July 30, 2013

Chinese celery

In the September-October issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by Jerry Coleby-Williams at his home, ‘Bellis’ in Brisbane. Here they are!

EDIBLE CROPS

Bok Choi, Brassica rapa var. chinensis
Broccoli raab (aka flowering turnip) Brassica rapa var. rapa ‘Cima di Rapa Quarantina’
Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolius
Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa var. chinensis
Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa var. pekinensis
Chinese celery, aka smallage, Apium graveolens
Chinese spinach, Amaranthus cruentus
Chinese spinach, Amaranthus tricolor
Chinese spinach, Amaranthus tricolor ‘Flying Colours’, ‘Flaming Fountains’, ‘Joseph’s Coat’
Chives, Allium schoenoprasum
Choko, Sechium edule
Coriander, Coriandrum sativum
Dai Gai Choi, Brassica juncea var. foliosa
Dill, Anethum graveolens
Dwarf Greek basil, Ocimum minimum
Endive, Cichorium endivia
Ethiopian cabbage, Brassica carinata ‘Old Women Meet and Gossip’
Finger lime, Citrus australis
French marigold, Tagetes patula ‘Himalayan’
Green amaranth, Amaranthus viridis
Japanese parsley, Cryptotaenia japonica
Kale, Tuscan, Brassica oleracea Acephala Group
Kohl rabi, Brassica acephala Gongyloides group
Lettuce, Lactuca sativa
Love-lies-bleeding, Amaranthus caudatus
Mizuna, red-leaved, Brassica juncea var. japonica
Mouse melon, Melothria scabra
Mustard, Brassica juncea
Parsley, flat-leaved, Petroselenium ‘Giant of Italy’
Phillip Island hibiscus, Hibiscus insularis
Pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan
Podding radish, Raphanus caudatus
Pumpkin, Cucurbita moschata
Radicchio, Cichorium intybus
Radish, Raphanus sativus
Sacred basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum
Sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum
Tatsoi, Brassica narinosus
West Indian gherkin, Cucumis anguria
Wild rocket, Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Winter melon, Benincasa hispida

PREDATOR ATTRACTING ORNAMENTALS

Andean Silver-leaf Sage, Salvia discolor
Brahmi, Bacopa monnieri (blue-flowered only)
Clustered mountain mint, Pycnanthemum muticum
Euphorbia caerulescens
Euphorbia cyathophora
Euphorbia graminea
Euphorbia griseola
Euphorbia splendens var. splendens
Kalanchoe orgyalis
Rondeletia amoena
Sansevieria suffruticosa subsp. longituba
Stapelia gigantea
Stapelia leendertziae

 

 

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