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How do I contain this plant?

Posted by tkgarden3 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 16:01

This plant keeps popping up into the grass area of the do I contain it in the wood boarder?

Trimming it - comes right back

Weed killer?

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RE: How do I contain this plant?

It's like bermuda grass, rhyzomes under ground. My neighbor has them and does not water them, I water my plants and they come over to drink. Stop watering? It's ruellea.

RE: How do I contain this plant?

It's a very invasive weed with pretty flowers. Spreads underground, so burying a 12" barrier might work.

If it is surrounded by dry dirt it usually doesn't spread into dry dirt, but next to a lawn it's hopeless.

Just keep mowing it down.

RE: How do I contain this plant?

Not only rhizomes, when the seed pods pop they throw the seeds quite a ways. Roundup or similar will knock it down. I keep breaking off the tops and eventually the roots run out of energy to throw out new growth.

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