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Think Twice Before Planting These Invasive Flowers In Your Garden
Creeping Bellflower
As an invasive species, the creeping bellflower can quickly spread, overtaking open areas and stealing nutrients from other flowers in your garden.
To remove this species, you need to dig the weed up and ensure you get all the roots to prevent regrowth. Smothering it with mulch and tarps may also work but will take months.
Blue Cornflower
This invasive flowering species spreads across your garden, displacing other plants. The seeds tend to get mixed with seeds for crops, so always check the label.
To control this plant, act quickly. Pull the weeds, ensuring you remove the entire root system. Chemical herbicides are most effective when the flowers are in the rosette stage.
Daffodils are toxic and poisonous, especially the bulb, which contains lycorine and oxalate. If your child or pet consumes any part, immediately take them to a doctor.
Purple Loosestrife
Purple loosestrife is an invasive weed that can grow up to 10 feet tall and quickly take over. It pulls nutrients from native plants, causing them to die.
At the first sign of this weed, pull it out entirely, including the root system. Using certain beetle species can control infestations, but it is not recommended for home gardens.
Tiger Lilies
These flowering species are not native to North America and are invasive. They spread quickly but are easy to remove and control due to their bulbous root system.