That is a LOOOOONG story!! It wasn't long & they were everywhere. I prefer the shorter varieties to the huge taller ones. Yes I have had trouble with most of these invasive plants listed. Someone gave a flat of these flowers. Almost none of these plants are problematic or invasive in the hot summers, cold winters of the inland desert of Washington State. It takes over the garden, lawn, and woods out back. I continue to have daisies, but rip out any that encroach on areas where they don't belong. So far, nothing kills it and my efforts just seem to spread it further. I do have it in a pot. I live in a 7B-8A climate so pretty perfect if they were going to easily propigate. As for lily of the valley, they will destroy your asphalt driveways and kill off other plants if you let them do their thing. I wish I would have had this information many years earlier. I spent the last 7 weeks repotting plants into BIGGER pots. Just the little ones. Do you have a local gardening group? However, it is a highly invasive plant that will end up taking over your garden. It always starts out innocent enough. I envy those of you complain so much. Happy gardening! Eliminating most of the plants still provides for a good number the next year or so. Besides, they’re fairly well behaved and the foliage makes a nice backdrop for annuals. What if you have a hundred plants and more are added each year? My personal nightmare is Creeping Charlie. TESTIMONY: I planted spearmint in my vegetable/flower bed last year (1st time in new home!) All of them are invasive in our climate. I should have mentioned that it seems to only be the orange day lilies that are really aggressive. Lol, I feel like that about my garden and my Dad too. Avoid it! The other varieties don't seem to take over. A true Nightmare! We t to see what they look like. Despererate about it when looking at my veggies garden. 3 lots. I found this on Pinterest, and although it’s an interesting read, I’m a little concerned. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really realize what you are talking about! . Even though I wrote this post, I believe that if you love a plant and want it in your garden, then you should plant it and enjoy it. Birds do not like anything at the bottom of the feeder, not even flowers. I am also fighting the little monsters who show up no where near where I originally planted them. They end up everywhere, can't stop them. Thanks so much for reading! You have totally blown this flower gardeners mind!!! There are probably others, but those two top my most hated list. It's true that all of these are great for pollinators, and if you love them you should plant them. In addition to this I have tomato pants, herbs, lettuce and greens all growing in their own pots and arranged very nicely on my patio. I think for wisteria it may depend on the variety - mine is 95% foliage, not much flower. It is quite invasive and has thick finger type suckers that adhere to walls, brick, anything and have to be scraped off. Zone. ... Not only are the leaves and flowers toxic, but consumption of the plant can cause liver and brain damage, and convulsions. It is georgous to look at it has all colors in its leaves. . You can't rake them as it just unearths more. I just wish our season was longer cus wow, it seems like summer went by so fast this yr. "Roses - While not impossible to grow, especially if you choose a variety bred for the prairies, it is best left to more experienced gardeners." I hate her for it. ... Oh wow, you know things are bad when you'd rather have mint! I'd also like to mention Delphiniums. I totally agree. Ugh. Roses present a challenge but also can provide many potential rewards. Also sold at nurseries without a warning sticker; Ribbon Grass. Thanks so much for commenting, it totally made my day. Hi Jessica, I'm sorry you feel that way. What a difference. put these. It's a weed for sure, Plantnet and garden answers are that I use. The original 2 plants I put in my garden are long gone but I constantly find new plants yards away from the original spots. for anyone to love, no matter the local environment and conditions. I planted a flower that looks like a daylily but the purple blooms bloom only in the mornings and I planted it a few years ago now it's has taken over my whole yard. your area. We moved 7 years ago..I bet that bed is 100% malva now, lol. (And an overgrown yard teeming with bell flower, ferns, and lily of the valley that I'm still trying to get under control, lol.). My lawn is utterly overrun with it. I finally plugged up the emitters on the irrigation for that bed. But the mint, yes, I'll give you that one. I never regretted planting any of these plants. However, some plants that seem innocent enough literally take over the garden and quickly spiral out of control. I'm in zone 8a, and our yearly temperatures can range between 14 and 114 degrees Fahrenheit. Over ny 9 years Ive tried many different varieties of plants. You certainly have a way of providing info which much humor...had me rolling over laughing! If you do buy a fern, buy it from an actual garden centre and ask the staff for advice on picking one. I've dug it up used 25 different plant killers and it still won't die. But the birds eat the berries that come from the "hood" in late summer and have dropped them in places I don't care for them to be. Toss a handful or two of organic matter into the hole. I live in zone 9-10 and I warn people about Mexican evening primrose. I want to meet the person who plants clover on purpose. That is horrible! Oh yes, and unlike one of your readers, I love black eyed Susan’s and highly recommend this cheerful garden perennial. Do you know what kind of soil you have? This should only be used where it is not an issue to contaminate the soil. I have no where to Intermediate and advanced gardeners are also better able to stay on top of plants with a spreading habit, whereas beginners might not know what they're getting themselves into. you plant it and trying to dig it out is a monumental effort. I cut out the bottom and dig that bottomless bucket into the flower bed. Perhaps this is just my ground though. I am trying to keep careful notes for whomever gets my house one day. Love the article. They are my favorites. It sounds like you have Lambs ears. Good to know! I have no problems with any of these.... Cindy, I agree with you 100%. extension office. However, if those other plants aren't super established, it might take over. They look so pretty bending over the front-yard birdbath, so I’ll keep those. Then knock on wood, this year there's been nothing but regular weeds yet. It should be illegal to sell that stuff. However, if you love it, you should plant it. Perennials are the best investments of your garden. over there, or there, nor in that container, or that one! I have mint in parts of my lawn and quite frankly, I love it.. You forgot horseradish. On the flip side, some of the hydrangeas I planted on the north side of the house didn't survive the cold snap we had back in January. I moved from that century home last November and have a DO NOT BUY LIST for my new home which includes almost all the plants, with the exception of daylilies, on your list! Thanks for a great article. But experience nags us to plan ahead for something to welcome the coming spring with perky flowers that save us from the winter blues sure to come. Thank you for the tips about the mint and the hollyhocks! garden. I cannot believe they still sell Yellow Bleeding Heart (Corydalis Lutea) and the various variegated bamboo grasses. There's definitely a niche for garden blogs written by people with an education in plants and I'm sure you would do an amazing job. I say it takes trial and error and patience to find what you like and just as important...what will work for you. Ha! They pull out fairly easily. You forgot morning glories. Hate it, hate it, hate it. They came to my yard uninvited. What is a bane to you people would be a glorious here. However, I also have the variegated variety which is very well behaved and not invasive at all, nor does it reach as far, and it's gorgeous. Spiderwort is the worst for me also! Finally said to H*** with it and grabbed the heavy weed-eater. They look good in certain areas but other places they are are a pain. It's always been a weed to me? I have planted many of your list and not had the same experiences. The only reason to prune back the perennials if the foliage has a disease and you want to clean them up before next season. Oh Comfry! I just want to put in a plug for Lulaby Baby, my favorite daylily. For me, the invasive plants are violets, lily of the valley and morning glory, I've tried pulling them and digging them, nothing has worked. I have a dog, and we have a stray cat that hangs around our house. Oh another one that I hate is clethra, also known as summersweet and pepperbush. Violets! JUST HORRIBLE. Made the mistake of bringing it to my new house which has a small lot, No ones else seems to give such a straight answer. I'm in Conn. Just cut off any dead limbs from winter kill and watch them flourish. You are so right, they fill in nicely and then take over, so plant carefully. Thank you for your kind and informative comment. research to avoid issues. Runners underground shoot up new plants all over the yard. It doesn't directly tell you what an item is, but will display similar images which you can peruse to find out what it is. Cutting off the spent flowers would take hours. Everyone in my cul-de-sac has lovely displays, but they're almost all the same plants. It has beautiful foliage, pink and white with green stripes. Yes, irises are also short lived, but I really like the deep purple color of my tall Siberian iris. Now I am finding the same with my big red daliahs and carpet roses that turn into climbers and keep resprouting when dug out. They plant camomile in the lawns of Buckingham Palace for the scent. We also managed to raise funds for food banks and shelters. They love it. They can also do searches for plants that do well in their zone and their soil conditions, as well as light requirements. I wish I could see your garden, it sounds amazing! Just deadhead them daily to keep them looking really neat. I hope there's something on this list that will work for you. And her sense of humor. This blogger was not “influencing “ anyone. Talk w pretty purple flowers. Flowers Perennials Plants Fall Gardening Fall Gardening Come autumn, many of us gardeners are tired and worn out, and welcome winter’s respite from watering and weeding. So sweet and soft at the nursery in pots... then they take over your planting bed. Thanks so much for your kind comment! Luckily, none of the plants are any of the ones you just listed! 11 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting... 11 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting. That is what plants do. It showed up in lawn. We have beautiful soil so most things grow without any trouble and thrive. Also, I found some wild Violet in a neighbors lawn that was white with purple inside - so pretty, until it took over my entire garden. It has taken 10 years, but now that the tree can grow, eventually the dead ivy will break off in pieces. Some behave very nicely. I will definitely add those to the follow up post when it happens. I bought my first home and planted my first garden this summer. From 1 plant. Finally a winter was bad enuf the deer dug thru the snow and dined, also ate 8 ft up the trees. You can read more here about avoiding invasive plant species in the home garden. I belong to a provincial gardening group and this was a compilation of everyone's suggestions. ? We had cats, and I planted one catmint plants. It is low growing, keeps in it's place well, and if it grows a baby someone always wants it for their own yard. Some take I kind of want them to spread so I'll have some to share. The main root was 2' around and the other roots were as thick as my wrists. I only planted 2 of them in small containers in my garden the summer of 2016. Before you put any perennials in your yard or beds, do your I’ve read so many internet message boards trying to find a way to kill it. What a difference zones make. I've dug them out so many times now! Some succeeded, some didn't. So far no one has mentioned Ajuga. Here are just some examples of perennials to However, we have some you don't list that can take over our entire garden in one year. just dont let go to seed.if you stage your garden different things bloom at different times not everything blooms at once.i know my [primula and prime rose and spring bulbs welcome spring them globe flowers iris columbines elephant ears annuals peonys lilies asters mums.IF I WANTED THE SAME THING ALL SEASON ID PLANT ANNUALS AND THATS TOO EXPENSIVE.FOR MY BUDGET. Keep cutting it down so it dies out. In some cases, it’s If you love gardening, you can rejoice in the beautiful flowers all these plants provide you with. forgot the self seeding. English Ivy. They are beautiful but creep into the lawn in no time at all... everywhere.. You're right, they are really bad for that. Next thing I knew it was growing next to my pool. I had a whole trailer load for the dump.They multiplied quickly despite dying down with frost when they looked a mess. I'm new to gardening. I am so sad. Just found your site, I look forward to having a good look around! The little nursery pot looks harmless, but it is super super invasive. Plants should not be divided when they are in bloom or in full growth. Pretty pink flowers very fragile looking. The wild raspberries have very small fruit, are prickly, and look extremely untidy at the best of times. Apparently there is an app that you can get to help identify plants. A landscaper tried to get it out but couldn’t. This made me want to run out and grab most of these plants for my garden! Is. My sweet little primrose took one whiff of Texas in the summer and turned to dust. I have many and wish they would more easily self propogate. I would never plant lamium as I've had it take over areas I've not yet gotten to. I classify your list as a public service announcement. Perhaps it's the size of the garden (s) that could be a problem. My Mom had them in the back yard when I was growing up, and they disappeared before I had to sell the house. It attaches itself to your house & when you pull it off, it takes the house paint with it. And they are lovely and smell great! all three of them are terribly invasive and hard as all get out to get rid of though. I disagree with many of the plants listed here. 50 More Perennials You’ll Regret Planting. Many of these plants attract pollinators very nicely, and are doing a huge service environmentally speaking. I see another 10 i'd love to have..invasive or not ! If the soil in the bed is dry, water the hole prior to planting. We've tried! I dug them out. If nothing grows there, I would actually suggest trying some of these invasive plants. Even my next door neighbor has pretty flowers and helps me to take care of mine too. I moved away from the Trumpet vine but still have trouble with Morning Glory,this plant was at my new place so the fight goes on. I think this this is one for containers. I dry a lot of my mints and herbs and use them in foods and they last into winter. People sharing their experiences with plants that grow in their zones or invade the yard depending on where they live, soils and other factors. fact that there are some plants you just need to avoid. I also live in a place with generally fertile soil, so that might also be why some things run wild here that don't do as well in your zone even if it's warmer. Boy do I regret that life choice! Maybe it could be because the lady that owned this place was not a gardener. Congratulations on going viral :) The comments were great to read also -except for the few naysayers & you handled yourself well! Perennials Discover the right perennial plants for your garden. And that what is a perennial Personally, I think temperature, soil obviously - (I have heavy wet clay most areas or thin soil over bedrock) and a preference to what kind of garden you want, are the major criteria. I always thought our difficulty in growing the plants you mention was our " cold" zone 4. Whoa! We renovated our porch two winters ago and the constant packing of the snow killed all of the goutweed surrounding our house. The leaves formed a canopy and transpired cool refreshing air. No mention of clematis or spiderwort. I bought ONE passionflower vine so we could raise Gulf Frittilary butterflies....and I blinked and they took over. A swamp! I have a home in zone 3, and my 20' x 10' patch under my pine and dogwood trees was the same size 20 years ago. Now I can’t get under there to pull it all out because my bushes are all leafed out and blooming. I fell in love with it at the Garden Center. This is the most crazy info I've ever read. I loved the sweet flower and thought the more the better! Bunch by bunch! And graciousness. Thanks for the article anyway ! I know mine has been a huge help in figuring out what works well in this area and what doesn't. And so on. Rudbeckia, Siberian Iris & Cranesbill Geraniums are what I'd add to the growing list. One is "Primrose". I did the same thing!! It can become invasive. Didnt even know there were different types of Bachelor buttons (I love them and will try to find the ones that seed lol) Also those purple flowers...they sure are hardy, and the bees sure do love them ... OMG I have Prairie lilies and there is this HUMMINGBIRD that visits for mine ... my day lilies must be planted in a better spot then yours, they're still blooming. I can’t blame him - who wants to accidentally scald themselves? And although each bloom only lasts 12 to 15 hours, each plant will bloom for nearly 3 weeks. Thank you to you and all your contributors. Even mint is easy to contol if planted in a submered plastic bucket. At my house in the same zone, it went crazy, but I have vincas that stay neatly mounded, as does snow on the mountain. Growing zones are usually displayed on plant packages, seed packets, tags, and seed packets to assist your buying decisions. I’m sure when my son is older I’ll be able to handle the maintenance that some of these plants require. Worst plant ever is wisteria! This article was originally written with plants that are problematic in zone 3 in mind. Unfortunately there is no way to remove the ivy from the tree itself. We have (had) hundreds of seedlings growing...looks like a thick blade of grass that root easily....ugh! I've probably spent 45 minutes, reading intently! How sad. It has completely taken over my lawn and now it is spreading to my lawn! You list many of the plants as terrible because they spread and overtake your garden in a couple years. I am enjoying many plants I've never grown before. I never knew people actually planted Virginia Creeper on purpose! I'm glad you liked it! Bishop's weed is the bane of my existence! Keep It's great to have people share their actual experience. And it’s in my garden beds so it would have to all be killed in the spring, when it’s pouring outside. I tried to put disclaimers on it, and if you've read the comments, there are many people who disagree with what I've written, to which I've often replied--if you love it, plant it. How to Regrow Already Cut Flowers. Horrible stuff. Regret ever bringing it to my new house. Crocosmia You are right. It will have to have a trim soon! Pretty accurate. Also from a few canna lily bulbs I spread around and in 2 years. Maybe it would be helpful to put some mulch underneath the spot? They never die out completely but the also have not spread from the back edge of the garden and bloom beautifully every year. I loved how they have different varieties besides the purple, but they are everywhere! Also have Peonies in containers. Many of us in the desert portions of the US have dirt with a huge percentage of rock from pebble size to basketball size. While searching on the internet for the best ways to get rid of these prickly nuisances, I read a horror story of someone in the US who had bought an old house which had a 4 ft wide 100 ft long hedge of wild raspberries in the back yard - took YEARS to get rid of them. She only clipped the weeds shorter than the flowers, never removed anything..lol, Catherine, we love the flowers-nature-gods gifts, as much as anyone, but it can take over your design when a plant takes over the garden and your plan. Need to shovel it out early! My master I was reading & thinking....this must be an article for non-gardeners. When we moved into our house 10 years ago the woods on our property were infested. And marigolds. 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