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Q.How To Get Rid Of Hardy Cyclamen

Zone Stayton OR 97383 | Anonymous added on October 20, 2023 | Answered

Hardy cyclamen are taking over my yard and crowding out my native plants and producing seed in massive quantities that are spread by ants. Will anything kill them ? They are pretty but I’m very sorry I planted them.

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Answered on October 23, 2023

To stop the reseeding, you would need to deadhead the flowers, which would be a chore unless they are in a place where you can mow or weed-eat them. The places where they are in large groups, you can spray with a product containing glyphosate to kill them. The ones that are among desirable plants you will need to dig up, and be sure to get the whole tuber or it will regrow.

They don't like a lot of water, especially in summer, so overwatering may kill them. You can also cover them with dirt or mulch to prevent light.

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