Just digging it out isn't working, and may not even be possible.
If I remove all the other smaller plants in the area, can I use
Roundup, or some other weedkiller, to kill the Queen Anne's Lace?
If not Roundup, what is recommended?
Will the weedkiller hurt lilacs, roses, raspberries, or any other
bushes in the area (too large to remove)?
How long after using the weedkiller can the original plants be restored
or new ones put in in place of the Queen Anne's Lace? Thanks.
A whole border. Someone suggested putting the Roundup on a sponge and
the sponge directly on any plants I don't want, so as not to damage
ones I do want, but I was sort of thinking of moving those plants
anyway to redistribute them. It's the ones too large to move about
which I'm concerned. Thanks for your suggestion. Maybe it would be
best to put the garbage bags around the plants I do want and spray all
the others--there are so many more of them!
yeah, roundup will work, but you need to use pre-emergent in spring when you put
plants back you want. last year we had 1 plants, this year I have a row, but in
spring I pulled a lot to make that one row. I LOVE QAL. Ingrid
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QAL is a very deep rooted plant, I don't think digging will help. Where do
you live? QAL grows fairly slowly around here, and is easily controlled.
They sprout late in the season, and you can see them all over the place in
summer and fall. I think they are not as much of a pest because once the
weather gets warm enough for them to grow, it stops raining and they don't
get much water. They are, however, a very deep rooted plant, and will still
slowly grow and bloom when everything around it has died. I mow them or just
pull them out, and they are gone.
Give it a bit of water, and one plant will do this:
I expect I'll have a couple million of them next year because of this one
plant. My kids like it, I don't have the heart to pull it, so I water it
weekly instead and watch it grow.
Stick a few carrots (buy them at the grocery store; they're cheap) in
the ground in your wf garden next year and you will have queen annes
lace. It might also work to scatter some carrot seeds in the fall.
Not parsnips. (parsnips have yellow flowers) They are carrots, but the
roots are white. If you plant carrots in the flowerbed, you get QAL --
but they might grow almost 6 feet tall if you water them (don't ask me
how I know this)
QAL aka The Wild Carrot aka Daucus Carota is a wild carrot, not the same
thing as a domesticated carrot, but a cousin. Here in Oregon it's classified
as a class C noxious weed. They are everywhere, but I've not noticed them
being that noxious. Maybe if I was a farmer I'd feel otherwise :-P. They
don't get very big unless you water them, like I did to a couple - then they
get huge. There are a rather pretty wildflower, IMNSHO. It's edible when
young, but I don't recommend eating it because there are other similar
plants that are poisonous. You might end up eating hemlock by mistake.
They're not too hard to identify. If you look carefully, QAL has the
one purple (or black) flower in the center of the flower head.
Water-Hemlock is all white, and it grows mostly in marshy ground.
If you want confusing, talk about making hemlock tea... In the PNW
thats made from the hemlock tree, and its unfortunately (and
They propagate like seeds, like a carrot. They are supposed to be
perrenials, but my observations make me think they might be annuals - IE
they bloom the first year when planted from seeds. I'm going to save the
seeds from mine and plant a few next year and see how they do.
mat of creeping roots. They spread like wild and you can't kill them
with a stick. I know my battle is futile because a huge batch grows on
the other side of the fence from the batch I'm trying to eliminate. A
few years back, a lady who wanted a wildflower garden there cut, dug,
beat, burned, and poisoned the lot of them. They were sickly for about
a year, then came back stronger than ever. Once mine are gone, IF
EVER, I will have to watch those on the other side of the fence and cut
them the minute they show signs of going to seed, and even then I'm
afraid the roots may creep under the fence the minute I turn my back.
Digging thins them temporarily, but in a year or two they are as thick
as ever. It's bound to be an ongoing battle, but I'd like to give some
other things a chance, being as along that fence is about the ONLY area
of the yard with ANY sun.
A lady from a nursery was over Sunday and said Roundup will harm my
lilac, raspberries, roses, and two other bushes I want but don't know
the names of, so the plants around those will have to be either dug, or
poisoned with EXTREME care. The poison seems to "take" better the more
of the plant foliage is above ground to poison, so I've stopped mowing
them. She also said that pre-emergent in the spring is a good idea, so
I will plan on removing all the other plants that will (be small enough
to remove), poisoning what can be safely done, digging the rest, then
using the pre-emergent in the spring before replacing the other plants.
QAL is feral (incorrectly, "wild") carrot. Exactly the same species,
_Daucus carota_, but naturally re-selected for survival in the wild.
Carrot/QAL is a bienniel as are many of its relatives. Any plant
blooming this year will be gone next year. Cutting off the flower heads
will prevent seeding.
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