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!
> >Jim:
> >
> >        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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Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email

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