Re: Defending Pinellia ternata ???
> Have you ever see the giant acreage at Mobot that has been taken
>over with pinellia? I saw this when I visited about 4 years ago. For us,
>in our sandy soil it is NOT easy to pull out. It is only with a spading
>fork that we can remove the weedy pinellias without them breaking off. In
>clay soils, it would probably require miniature nuclear devices.
The acreage at MOBOT is P. tripartita!! (not even ternata). It is
in a perfect spot, too. I admit that anything agressive can take over and
in your sub-tropical Raleigh, I'd be even more careful.
As the saying goes, "one man's weed is anothers....."
best Jim W.
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