Acantha - Bears Britches
Having seen this plant growing in a Yellow Book garden and having memories of it in a childhood garden I bought a plant. It is now causing me real problems. It is spreading at an alarming rate. It is very deep rooted and digging it out seems to make it spread more. I garden in raised beds that are about 75cm deep. It is such a thug. I have transplanted some of the 'babies' to form a formidable hedge along my back fence but really don't need the plants to go from strength to strength in the raised beds. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? Weed killer? Flame gun?