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Q.Why Help Grow Invasive Species Like Siberian Squill?

Zone Minneapolis, 55406 | Takhistos added on May 5, 2022 | Answered

Your site provides instructions for growing siberian squill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/siberian-squill/siberian-squill-bulbs.htm I wish you would mention this is an invasive species and causing serious problems in woodlands. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/siberian-squill

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Answered on May 5, 2022

In order to be fair to gardeners around the world, we must include information on many plants. Any plant has the capacity to become invasive if given the right environment and circumstances.

With that being said, there are many areas where the plant is NOT invasive. In these areas, in which the plant is not invasive, people can grow it without worry. It would not be fair to exclude information for one gardener, when proper research should done by all gardeners before planting.

Please be sure, as any responsible gardener should, to research any plant that is intended to be planted before doing so. This is especially true in areas that have, totally, blacklisted some plants.

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Answered on May 10, 2022

The answer from BushDoctor is a copout. Every plant is native somewhere. I did not say there should be no information on growing it, I said there should be a mention of its invasiveness. The idea that most people are going to independently research invasiveness strains credulity. They will look for Siberian squill, see this site as a top search result, and see no cautions presented.

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