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Q.Elimination Of A Flourishing Problem Weed (loosely Called Parrot Flower) In My Flower Beds

Zone Shreveport, LA 71105 | Anonymous added on February 13, 2021 | Answered

I have tried to eliminate the weed/trash flower in my beds for years, but nothing I have tried works. I pull it up but the runners run deep and proliferate. It is in the front and back of my house and I just can’t get rid of it and refuse to use Roundup on it. Any remedy, aside from fire, I would gladly welcome. The flowers appear in spring/summer and are sort of long and tubular with stripes. I have attached photos 7761 and 7762. Thank you.

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Answered on February 16, 2021

Here is information about the plant and also some ways to eliminate weeds without chemicals. In the case of rhizomes, chemical means really is your best bet, because any little piece of rhizome that is left behind will regrow. Whatever method you choose, it won't be an easy task, and will take more than one season.

Here's a novel idea: Lots of people like these plants so you could let your friends and their friends know the plants are available to dig up. Bring your own spade!





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