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Re: Good plants gone amuck

my annual poinsettias (euphorbia fire on the mountain or something) do
that, but I love them and the ones that do get out of hand are so easy
to pull up (wish Bermudagrass was like that). They fill in nicely w/ all
the lemon balms, four o'clocks, and so forth. Kitty I'd love to take
some knautias off your hands, but they don't care for our heat.

Good luck!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 23 Apr 2003 07:25:18 -0500 (EST)

>Re Verbena bonariensis. Here people consider it an annual that self
>sows, but mine hasn't. However, my plant overwintered outside during the
>mild winter before this past harsh one. Last fall I dug it up and potted
>it and placed it with the other pots under protection, but it looks like
>it may have died anyway.
>As far as "good plants run amuck", I'd say Knautia macedonica fits that
>bill here. I love the long blooming burgundy pincusions, but it has
>become a real nuisance. It didn't seem to pose any problem for several
>years after I planted it and then it jumped from the bed on the inside
>of the walkway to the other side, which I didn't mind too much, but now
>it has jumped from there into my neighbor's lawn, I'm hoping some weed b
>gone will do the trick. In my beds, though, I've been digging it out but
>it's all over......this is gonna take some effort!
>-------Original Message-------
>From: Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
>Sent: 04/23/03 08:18 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: [CHAT] Good plants gone amuck
>> I love Verbena bonariensis and have it planted in several beds.  It has
>always self-seeded around a bit which is fine with me.  However, in one
>bed this spring we had literally hundreds and hundreds of seedlings
>popping up - the bed was completely carpeted with them.  We filled two
>pickle buckets with the seedlings that we pulled out.  I've had lots of
>plants that seeded a little too freely, but have never seen anything
>like this.  Conditions in that bed must have been absolutely perfect for
>Anyone else ever experienced that with this verbena?  I may be doing
>this every spring from now on, but the plant stays in my garden.
>Couldn't bear to be without it.
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>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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