trouble with certain invasive plants

Brad KY(6b)May 17, 2014

Does anyone have problems with violets and wild onion [onion grass] trying to take over? No matter what I do there are always tons of both in my daylilies.
There are others [bermuda grass and dandilions, plus some misc. weeds] that I can keep mostly out. Last fall I took out a whole section of daylilies and sprayed and killed everything [it didn't kill any wild onion], mulched well with pine needles and they are back, as bad as ever.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I haven't had any issues with wild onions, but the violets are everywhere. The only way I've been able to get rid of them is to dig up the entire plant, corms and all. If I get all of the corms they don't come back.


    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 6:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm having the same problems along with nut grass. I think it came in with some mulch. It's in an area where I haven't had any before. At least it's easy to pull out.


    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 8:52AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Julia NY(6)

For wild onion you have to dig the entire plant out with the little bulb on the end otherwise they just come back again. I find it easier to pull them and get the entire plant w/bulb out when the ground is very soft after it rains. They are fairly far down in the soil. It is a never ending chore.


    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 10:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Brad KY(6b)

It sure is a never ending job which takes more time than we have! Thanks for responding.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have both violets and green onions. I probably pulled up thousands of onions in March and April. The best way I found was to take a long, serrated, kitchen knife, after a rain, and go down by the side of onion and cut around it, get a good hold on it and pull straight up. Those violets can take over also. You have to get all that root or they will come back. I have another weed that is flat and has about five healthy large leaves. I put a lot of Preen down after I get the beds clean of weeds. I use a lot of mini pine bark also. Good luck. Sarah

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 11:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Not only wild onion and the infernal wild violets, but Texas Evening Primrose. Never ending job.


    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:17PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pink Daylily questions
I was given a bunch of the orange daylilies (last year)...
Critters from the daylily patch.
Over the years being out in the daylily patch, I've...
Siloam Daylilies ID
OK all you Siloam daylily experts. I have 3 daylilies...
Best deer repellant?
I'm fairly new at daylillies, and I know that the deer...
Seedlings that you can't wait to see how they do this year
We all have some seedlings that we can't wait to see...
Sponsored Products
Kalli Dining Chair - PINK/GREEN
$1,029.00 | Horchow
Park Avenue Chandelier by Trend Lighting
$1,550.00 | Lumens
Canterbury Arbor - 60" Opening
Disheveled Shelving Unit
$528.99 | Dot & Bo
Safavieh Area Rug: Bohemian Caramel 4' x 6'
Home Depot
Elegance Botanical Arrangement
$849.00 | FRONTGATE
16" Round Pure Black Granite Stone Bathroom Sink - RONDO SHADOW
Flower Cast Aluminum Hose Guide
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™