I have lots of what we call elephants ears, but I think they are more
likely some sort of alocasia and I want to control them. Glyphosate
won't ( I've sprayed directly and have also cut the plant at ground
level then painted on neat glyphosate), nor will tree and blackberry
poison. To dig them out could wreck parts of the garden. Any
Occlusive mulch. Cut the plants down to the ground, cover with
a light-occlusive mulch, Once a week, inspect and remove any new sprouts;
add more mulch as needed. Depending on the biomass underground, it may
take several years, but the plants will be dead, and you won't have to dig.
Cheap, safe and easy, if tedious.
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
We had them all over our yard. I dug them up and planted asparagus in
the midsts of where they had been. I just pull off the leaves when I see
one and have the time. I don't use herbicides. They don't grow that
fast. If you can get the whole root, that'll end of the problem. We're
growing dwarf citrus where one stand of them used to be. It's all
cleared out except one that has found a difficult place to get at
between the slabs of concrete that make the stairs down to the house
from the road. I transplanted a half dozen of them along the fence
facing the street. They are very low maintenance, and they are slowly
replacing the ivy that was there.
Why are you in such a rush to replace them? How many are there? They are
basically a winter plant here. Soon they will bloom, and then they will
Sounds like you are getting worked up over nothing, but then I don't
know what your problem is.
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