perennials you'll regret planting

Personally I prefer native plants. One plant I would add to this list is Purple Globeflower. Perhaps it's the size of the garden (s) that could be a problem. It didn't matter if it landed upside down or not, it would come back the next year. Trees 100 feet tall had ivy with trunks 6” in diameter that completely engulfed the trees. I'm curious, is there any plant that's particularly problematic in Texas? Zone 7b. Many of these plants attract pollinators very nicely, and are doing a huge service environmentally speaking. Ferns, on the other hand, spread via spores but they do so most sparingly. I live in a totally different zone, so have local unique problems. Yes, I really should have specified zones. Here are 5 of the most invasive plants. Used underneath flowering shrubs or specimen plants, they can be quite lovely and reduce the need for weeding and mulching. Most plants propagate sexually via pollination, flowering, and seed development.However, some also propagate asexually by rooting cuttings. UGLY when it is finished blooming and spreads everywhere in my garden. fact that there are some plants you just need to avoid. Need to shovel it out early! I've never minded taking a day to clean up overgrowth of raspberries & many other plants on this list; the reward is worth that. My problem with bird feeders was not with sprouting seeds but the dropped seeds were a buffet for mice and voles the raised havoc with my garden and invaded the house. We now have them everywhere - around the other side of the house, coming up through shrubs, all along the house foundation. We are in zone 8 in California and our worst nightmares are Rose of Sharon....seedlings spreading like wildfires, bamboo, morning glories, celosia, mint, and newest is palm trees from seeds of the palm trees in our neighbor's yard. And her sense of humor. Groundcovers are supposed to cover the ground, if they get out of your beds mow them. But mind you never cut off any sucker from a root. The mint "walked" over the lip to the surrounding ground. There seem to be so many haters posting comments. As I've said many times before, if you love it, you should plant it. In all but a few cases, this is a job for early spring or late fall. I really appreciate this helpful article! The ONLY one I would add to your list is Gazania... just keeps on keeping on. I'm really surprised violets didn't make the list. Hah! Funny how some of your choices I also have trouble with and some I have trouble trying to make spread! It also truly depends on your zone, soil, environment, etc. And digging can just spread it anyways. The main root was 2' around and the other roots were as thick as my wrists. Clematis. After twenty years of battling bishop’s weed, which came with the house and killed off so many plants that I put in, I finally solved the problem. For PC's, go to " We gardeners mostly learn by trial and error. I just yank them. It’s perfectly okay to not have time to maintain tight lines, or have a small yard, or dislike a natural look, or be a lazy gardener. I'd welcome some input! Cover the area with wet cardboard, several layers, then a heavy layer of mulch. This blogger was not “influencing “ anyone. JUST HORRIBLE. Someone gave some to my sister and told her it was a great perennial plant, no other growing information. Too opinionated and self important. I think there are some ferns that don't get out of control, but whatever is in my backyard is an absolute nightmare. Everyone have a great spring and summer. Sometimes I see a 4" rock that I can't unbury because what I am seeing is only 10% of its actually size. Dig a hole twice as wide as the container but no deeper. I have dug, sprayed, pulled adn never let it go to seed but it is still here! . Follow the instructions. Ooh! Whenever I would dig it up, I through it in the field behind us. Far from my garden, I have a place with bees. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Perennial plants are a good investment. Thanks for warning others about the dangers of planting without research! :) And I live in Texas, so what you guys up north call invasive, we call hardy. Note that these plants tend to be sun-lovers, so prepare a spot in an open area of good soil, and take good care of them so they can do their best for you. And yes your ability to manage any particular one. Another NO is bamboo!! your environment, check with your local It's easy to hand pull, but I can think of 1000 things I'd rather do! I’ve read so many internet message boards trying to find a way to kill it. Thank you for mentioning it! Thanks for the encouragement! (And an overgrown yard teeming with bell flower, ferns, and lily of the valley that I'm still trying to get under control, lol.). Actually this is great to know -- I need plants that will spread, particularly to provide forage for bees! I have a bricked patio and they're creeping up all over the place in between the bricks. I didn't even choose to plant it! At my home in zone 9, they die back on and off during the year. serious stuff. Oh no! I included some of the plants in both lists because these lists were a compilation of the opinions of the members of the Gardening in Saskatchewan group, with some of my own personal opinions and experiences thrown in. While they are pretty, they do spread very easily! In my next life I am going to live along the nw Pacific Coast. I bought a house where mint was planted in the ground. My regret is oregano. While my zucchini has leaves that would put the biggest elephant ears to shame, there is no fruit this year. I also agree, I have had most of them except the hated lily,of the valley which is one,of the worst weeds ever. That goes for many trees too. Such a shame since they only bloom in the spring. It's never gone out of bounds. Any new gardener that plants any of these plants will soon hate gardening. But, thanks to you, I know more about what to plant where I want lots of color and what to plant in containers. It also attracts large black stinging wasps or hornets....creepy bugs. They've only had a few months to get established so if I made a rookie mistake planting mint I'd like to nip it in the bud ;) Ignore the trolls Kristen, I enjoyed your blog and appreciate anyone trying to save me some work in my garden. Thank you. At one time had them all over my yard. I always thought our difficulty in growing the plants you mention was our " cold" zone 4. If the soil in the bed is dry, water the hole prior to planting. I've probably spent 45 minutes, reading intently! I was reading & thinking....this must be an article for non-gardeners. I've never heard of pink lily of the valley! Just deadhead them daily to keep them looking really neat. ... Not only are the leaves and flowers toxic, but consumption of the plant can cause liver and brain damage, and convulsions. Don's Tips: Trees That You’ll Regret Planting. The loveliest (and lowest maintenance) garden I ever had included almost all of them, all competing with one another under a grove of young walnut trees. What varieties of day lilies do you grow? We also managed to raise funds for food banks and shelters. Has worked wonders for me! Will spread them all over to cover the newspaper. I haven't figured out how to get it out of there. This year they tho there are more than last year. I have no where to I should have mentioned that it seems to only be the orange day lilies that are really aggressive. I'm very fortunate to have 4 acres. No more seedlings under the feeder. I can agree with you on most of the perennials. She also has a few of my other invasive perennials. Oh another one that I hate is clethra, also known as summersweet and pepperbush. Cover them with single layer of newspaper to reduce the light intensity and wind exposure. I tell people isn't it pretty? I even cut it back in June to try to keep it at a decent height, but it does what it wants.. it’s crowded everything out. I will help the two neighbours clean up as I think it will reduce my own work in the future. BUT......nothing beats GOUTWEED! I keep most of the daisies on the south side which is separate from my other beds by quite a bit. Just thinking outloud. The worst is yucca!! Perinatal beds are great when you get them timed right. Last year we took the last few bits, soaked everything in vinager & laid down thick pieces of cardboard, rug and plywood with rocks on top. I think I've killed about half of the things on this list- by accident. All I can say is you are my people. They are beautiful when blooming but incredibly ugly after the blooms are spent so I hide them with another prolific bloomer orange daylilies. Good luck trying to get it under control. Sweet Autumn clematis (with the tiny flowers), wisteria, and morning glories were my other big mistakes. I'll have to check it out! Ha! The southernmost places are 4A, and anywhere from Prince Albert and north is 2B. Although from your experience, it's probably a good thing I can't! Well... now that violets are everywhere, even growing throughout the lawn, I swear some days I can hear Mom calling down from Heaven "I told you so!". Glad you said you live on the prairie. This was in full sun in Virginia. There is no getting rid of it so I embrace the over growth (because I have no choice). Gardeners Worst Nightmares: 28 Perennials You’ll Regret Planting – 2019. If you join the. You just can’t get up that high... What you are left with is dead ivy all the way up into the tree tops. How can you have a flower garden without these staples? Many of the plants you list are not a problem here, others are. I agree, I have Shasta Daisy's and they have been growing for about 8 years. It's a mother all right. Its about 3 or 4 years old. But it too is a late-flowering perennial for pollinators, attracting the last of the summer vast numbers. I've grown a few of these and enjoyed them. Thank you for your kind words! Lived on 1 1/2 acres when I first bought it. I love they flower a long time but they are hard to get under control also. The clematis has pretty much ruined my dogwood trees. My biggest mistake was planting "obedient", a very pretty plant, named because once cut, you can bend the stems as you wish in a vase arrangement. It always starts out innocent enough. Keep 'em coming. Some of these cannot be controlled unless you use,something like roundup on them not a good choice but sometimes necessary. twist it off. We live in Zone 5 (about an hour West of Chicago) and many of the flowers you named (Daisies, Holly Hocks) are difficult to grow here. I wish I had your "problem". All of it, not a single plant came back. I will take violets over bluegrass anytime. The entire 3 months of summery weather. Eliminating most of the plants still provides for a good number the next year or so. I have most of the rest of these-and they are pretty mannerly, in my yard- but we have tons of room. Seek. I ask because with day lilies, it seems to me that only the common orange variety has a spreading habit, not the other colours. My soil is 10-18" of alkaline clay over solid limestone. because they aren’t suited to your particular location. Dig Planting Hole. I moved into a home over a year ago... whoever was here before me stuck plants in any free space they could find... and a lot of them spread..... so, no it hasn’t been fun for someone whose not a Sweet Young thing, who has a bad back and other pain issues to try to get my yard under control.... garden on folks!!!!! You are so right, they fill in nicely and then take over, so plant carefully. Rose of sharon with that 15 inch tap root in the first month from blown seed or bird drops has been another bane. Actually, butterflies are attracted to any flower with nectar. I dug them out last year and this year they came back with a vengeance. They are beautiful but a small 4-5 planting this summer soon becomes 20-25 the next and then you've blinked and that 3rd year they are ALL over the place. We tried to get rid of virginia creeper and after digging about 10 feet down and still finding viable roots we did resort to round up and it took 2 years of roundup usage to finally destroy them. I have zero dirt to plant anything in so I have to have everything in pots. Fascinating ! and then God created Morning Glories . Goutweed dies here. I would be very interested in your long lasting varieties. Zinnia are not perennials. I will definitely add those to the follow up post when it happens. Oh, and the butterflies that feed on my morning glories that climb my chicken pen are such a pleasure to watch. I was thinking about ferns and now I’m rethinking it. You're right. I planted a Kimberly Queen fern in a flower bed and it has been quite a chore digging it up. And so on. I bought it at Lowe’s about 20 years ago. *sigh*. Very annoying as it runs and pops up everywhere. Hello Kristen - Liked the article. One thing I learned since writing this post is that these "problem plants" are certainly not problems everywhere. ? Besides Virginia Creeper, I cannot think of a single one of these other ones I would give up in my not understand this article at all!!! 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