Re: Defending Pinellia ternata ???
Tony: Petra informs me that out Pinellia is currently well behaved. We
have only a small patch of P. ternata and it is quite pretty. I have P.
pedatisecta at home and it does spread but I am praying that it will take
over my whole yard since I can't grow grass adequately there anyway!
> > 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.
> >Tony Avent
> Dear Tony-
> 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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