Top Questions About Bishop’s Weed

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Questions About Bishop’s Weed

Asked by
Gib19We on
September 10, 2015

Q. When to planting aegopodium

I planted aegopodium in the spring in prior years. Can the plant and/or seed be planted this time of year?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 12, 2015
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Young plants can be placed in the garden now. Make sure you water them well so they will become established before they go dormant for the winter.
If your starting seeds I would wait until March to sow the seeds indoors.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-on-the-mountain/snow-on-the-mountain-plant.htm

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Asked by
Quiggles515 on
June 29, 2016

Q. Bishop’s Weed and Stella Dora Daylilies

Do I cut off the pods on the Daylilies once the blooms have died, or do I cut the whole stem down? And, if I cut down the whole stem, will they bloom again this season?

My bishops weed has turned brown and burned from all this 90 degree weather. If I cut it all down, will it grow back again this summer?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2016
Certified Expert
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Deadheading your Daylilies each day, will help the remainder flowers open and bloom fully.
When all the flowers have bloomed, you can then cut that stalk down to the plant base.
There are some varieties of Daylily that bloom more then once a growing season, but the vast majority will bloom only once.

Allow the foliage to die down naturally to feed the plant for next years flowers.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/daylily/growing-daylilies.htm

Cutting back the Bishop's Weeds should not effect the plants too terribly much, as they are quite hardy.
They may grow back slightly this season, but a recovering for next year is most likely.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-on-the-mountain/snow-on-the-mountain-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2017

Q. Bishop’s Weed

How much seed do I get to cover 600 square feet rather quickly? Or if it comes as plants, how many plants would I get? Thank you!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 1, 2017
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Spacing of plants should be 9 to 12 inches. Plant spread is approx 18".
You can generally order 'plugs' of the plants for planting in large areas.
Seeds can be directly sown into the soil but your coverage may not be even.
Follow seed sowing recommendations from the seed source.

Keep in mind that Snow On The Mountain can be invasive.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-on-the-mountain/snow-on-the-mountain-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 7, 2017

Q. goutweed

please help, trying to get rid of goutweed on my side hill so I can plant something else, having a really hard time, we have cut it way back, trying to pull out, even sprayed roundup, nothing is working.any suggestions? raise there are vines underneath , just hard to pull up. thanks for any help. Diane

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 8, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This is no easy task, as you have clearly discovered!

This article may help with a few more suggestions.

http://savvygardening.com/goutweed/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 11, 2017

Q. snow on the mountain

Is it grown by planting seed? How tall can it get?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 11, 2017
Certified Expert
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These typically propagate by rhizome. the best way is to dig some of the roots up and plant portions of it. Dividing them will give you the best success with propagating these. They will grow roughly ankle-high. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-on-the-mountain/snow-on-the-mountain-plant.htm

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Asked by
pberghammer on
May 12, 2018

Q. Creeping weed

What is this plant and how do I kill it! Please.
I have dogs too so a natural remedy would be nice.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 12, 2018
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This looks like goutweed, aka bishops weed. Aegopodium podagraria. It spreads via white, fleshy underground rhizomes. To my knowledge, there is no "natural" remedy. You can burn it with a blow-torch device but it will come back. Re-treatment will be necessary and it may take several months or even years to be rid of it. Other options are to cover the area with thick black plastic and let the sun kill it (solarization) or cover it with an outdoor carpet. However, it may pop up just past the edge of your treatment area. If it is coming into your yard under a fence, you will not be entirely rid of it since it will creep back into your yard. To see it, do a search for "garden blow-torch".

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