chionodoxa in perrenial bed

BobApril 27, 2006

I prepared a small bed for perrenials last year. Now, before most of the perenials are up, I have a HUGE plot of Chionodoxa (Glory in the snow)according to a plant specialist in the garden store. I had them last year before planting the perrenials and was told to cover them with plastic which did kill the foliage but apparently not kill the bulbs. I want to get rid of them but the only way I can seem to do so is to dig down about 10 inches where most of the bulbs are. Is there an easier way to get rid of them? I was surprised to find that they are used in many gardens but I don't want them!!!! Last year I didn't find out what they were.

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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

I leave them alone.....when they bloom they are a nice little bit of white....and then the leaves disappear...
But a spray with Round UP will kill them.
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 28, 2006 at 11:42AM
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Lemon_Poppy(z5/6 OH)

Sneaking in here with a question...

So the leaves of the Chinodoxa just disappear on their own after their blooming time is over? We don't need to clean up after them??

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 4:12PM
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rburk_twmi_rr_com

Lindac-The flowers on my Chionodoxa are purple. I wonder if yours are the same.
Lemon poppy-in my experience last year, the leaves don't just disappear. They become very scraggily and make the perrenial bed look lousy. That's why I'd like to get rid of them. I spent several hopurs today digging out the bulbs but it's hopeless trying to find them all. I was told that RoundUp wouldn't kill the bulbs so they would keep coming back. Plus, I don't want to kill the other flowers in the bed.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 6:30PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Obviously I have something else....but in googling....they look the same but for color. HMMMM????
Amazing!! For a gazillion years I have been calling them chinodoxia!!
At any rate....Round up, carefully used will get rid of them....
Get an old cheap cotton glove, put it on over an plastic glove, wet the cotton glove with Round up and rub your gloved hand over the leaves of the offending plant.....without touching anything else.
Round up WILL kill the bulbs if you get it on the leaves.
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 10:44PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Ornithogalum...AKA Star of Bethlehem....looks much the same....blooms white and later!
Sorry.....senior moment!!
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 10:48PM
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rburk_twmi_rr_com

Lindac--Thanks for the info on RoundUp, I'll try it (carefully) No problem with the Senior moment. I have hours like that

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 7:17PM
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