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DoomsDave 06-15-2019 09:22 PM

plants you wish you hadn't planted, or let grow
 
Okay

If you have a garden, you might have experienced what you thought was a glorious revelation of a lovely plant that

turned

into

a MONSTER.

I've got some, but maybe you can share? :vs_cool::vs_cool:

user_12345a 06-15-2019 10:06 PM

Re: plants you wish you hadn't planted, or let grow
 
i've seen mint be horribly invasive.

lenaitch 06-15-2019 10:09 PM

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We didn't plant it - it came with the house, but we had a perennial in our garden that grew to about 5' tall with glorious yellow flowers in late summer/early fall. The problem was it took over everything by sending out rhisomes. It wasn't that bad the first year, so I'm guessing the previous owner planted it a year or two before we bought but, then, boom. I completely re-did that garden a couple of years ago and I'm still getting the odd shoot trying to cut up in either the garden or lawn.


I generally favour plants that do best without us, such as day-lillies and hostas, since we tend to lack both the skill and energy to successfully manage much else, but this plant was the devil.

DoomsDave 06-15-2019 10:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by user_12345a (Post 5857759)
i've seen mint be horribly invasive.

Yeah, me too, but I'm coaxing it now. For that 'nam chow among much else . . . :vs_cool:

DoomsDave 06-15-2019 10:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lenaitch (Post 5857763)
We didn't plant it - it came with the house, but we had a perennial in our garden that grew to about 5' tall with glorious yellow flowers in late summer/early fall. The problem was it took over everything by sending out rhisomes. It wasn't that bad the first year, so I'm guessing the previous owner planted it a year or two before we bought but, then, boom. I completely re-did that garden a couple of years ago and I'm still getting the odd shoot trying to cut up in either the garden or lawn.


I generally favour plants that do best without us, such as day-lillies and hostas, since we tend to lack both the skill and energy to successfully manage much else, but this plant was the devil.

Pictures?

lenaitch 06-15-2019 10:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DoomsDave (Post 5857769)
Pictures?


Certainly nothing in detail but I may have a general garden pic, if I remember to look tomorrow. Going solely on memory, it looked very much like this 'perennial sunflower':


https://www.thespruce.com/thmb/sUL_7...00363f4419.jpg

lenaitch 06-16-2019 10:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DoomsDave (Post 5857769)
Pictures?


I looked through our folders this morning - no luck, which is somewhat surprising; we have photos of the damnedest things.

chandler48 06-16-2019 02:33 PM

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We planted 6 Kiwi vines with arbors containing #9 wire because they are so aggressive. 10 years and not a single kiwi. We have the proper male/female, but still nothing but aggressive vines. They can grow 3' a day. They will go under the blade and fire this winter.

Oso954 06-16-2019 02:51 PM

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For most kiwis, they say you need about 220 frost free days. Spring cold snaps can damage or kill the tender new shoots, thus resulting in a kiwi plant that is not producing.

I checked one source for the frost free growing season in Young Harris. They listed 169 days.

That may be your problem.

chandler48 06-16-2019 03:38 PM

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Frost doesn't seem to mess with the blossoms as they come on late enough to miss it, but you may have a point. They just never develop the fruit.

chiraldude 06-16-2019 09:47 PM

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Bishops Weed
I transplanted some from a friends house and was fine for a couple of years but then it escaped and tried to take over the yard. I think it's ok in harsh winter climates where it doesn't spread so fast but where I lived on the west coast, it took lots of chemicals to finally get rid of it.
https://p7011128.vo.llnwd.net/e1/wp-...inals/5259.jpg

spitz1234 06-16-2019 10:32 PM

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Lilly of the Valley.

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chiraldude 06-16-2019 11:06 PM

Re: plants you wish you hadn't planted, or let grow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spitz1234 (Post 5858369)
Lilly of the Valley.

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That's odd. My wife has several times tried to get Lilly of the Valley to grow at different houses and could never get it to grow. Just planted a couple of clumps today at a new house.

spitz1234 06-17-2019 03:40 AM

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Spread and spread and spread. They are also poisonous

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Mystriss 06-17-2019 05:03 AM

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Rhubarb.

"Here have a starter!" "Oh thanks!" "Look honey, we'll put it in a garden box and I'll make you rhubarb pie!" "I don't like rhubarb pie..." "Oh, well, the kids do!"

Five years later... "Hon, maybe we should just buy a mini backhoe to clear out the rhubarb instead of renting every summer..."


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