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Hi,

Hope you can all help with identifying this plant. It just seems to take over!!! I've been trying to get rid of it for three years now. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Please help identify this plant (14/05/2011)Please help identify this plant (14/05/2011)

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  • Posted: Sat. 14th May 2011 17:48

Re: Please help identify this plant

Reply from Carol

That looks like an acanthus to me!

  • Posted: Sat. 14th May 2011 17:57

Re: Please help identify this plant

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Pmalcom,
Carol is spot on - it is Acanthus mollis . It is very happy in your garden! It is notorious for being very invasive if conditions are right. So, good to cover a large area quickly and densely, bad for small gardens. Even if dug out, it will quickly sprout from even the smallest of root sections that might remain in the ground. Dig as much out as you can find and when you see some sprout again, dig that out, too. As you know already, this will take some time!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sat. 14th May 2011 23:01