Gooseneck Loosestrife

Cutting Back a Gooseneck Plant


dag1951 added on November 9, 2016 | Answered

Can I keep it in a container after I cut it back? Does it spread a lot? Thanks.


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Alisma
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Answered on November 9, 2016

You can certainly dig up a clump of the plant and place it in a container with potting soil. Yes, it does spread a lot. It is considered to have an invasive root system and may be banned in certain areas:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gooseneck-loosestrife/gooseneck-loosestrife-flowers.htm
http://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/resource-library/plant-week/gooseneck-loosestrife-7-2-09.aspx

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