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Friday, April 30, 2010

I Bought an Invasive Plant :(


April 30th and beautiful outside today. I have plans to go to lunch with a couple of friends from Church. Kathy is a master gardener and takes care of our Mary's Garden. I am one of her helpers. Gloria restores old statues and took our Mary statue to refurbish her. She is bringing her back this morning. Mary has a brand new pedestal to stand on and the garden wall was power washed...while she was away for repairs. Kathy has been busy in her garden and called to ask if I would like some purple coneflowers. I told her that I did...and she brought me the most beautiful plants. I'm going to plant them near my statue of Mary in our yard. I bought three plants of Adenophora (Lilyleaf Ladybells) yesterday. The little picture looked pretty and I thought that I needed something taller in my front garden. When I checked the plant on the internet I found out that it is invasive, and once you plant it you will have it forever. I guess that I should have checked on this one, before I bought it. I decided to put it in the woods. Do any of you have this plant? What is your experience with it? The word invasive scares me...
Balisha

5 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

I planted vina vine and it took over my garden. I also planted black eyed susan and it did the same thing.

Rose said...

I can see why you were enticed by these ladybells, Balisha. I've been surprised, though, sometimes when I check out a plant on the internet and find that it's called invasive. Sometimes what is invasive one place is not in another area. Burning bushes are listed as invasive, and yet I have three large ones that have been very polite and haven't sent out seedlings at all.

I don't know about ladybells, but I do know about garlic mustard...you've reminded me I need to get out there and start pulling:)

Lynn said...

It sounds like my korean bell flowers. I will have it forever...LOL Plant them in a pot so they will be beautiful but only in that pot!!! I wish I had looked this one up before I planted it. But they are beautiful...
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/85332/

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It is a pretty flower but I know nothing about it.It resembles my bellflowers which spreads easily but I can easily just pull them up when I do not like where they are growing.

Nancy @ Soliloquy said...

I don't have any experience with this particular plant, Balisha, but if it "invades" the woods where you planted it, I'm sure it will be beautiful! :)

(Blogger is once again having fits about Open ID. :)