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Should I get rid of this plant?

Javi.xeneizeJavi.xeneize Posts: 149

i have noticed several plants like this one in my garden. According to plant.Net it’s a common agapanthus, but it’s just a 34% match. I fear it might be a Spanish bluebell or any other invasive plant

should I get rid of it? 



  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Wouldn’t t get rid of anything in my garden until it’s bloomed and I decide if I like it.
    it looks like agapanthus,  but if you didn’t plant one there it could be bluebell,  they seem to appear,  although with a clump like that it surely would have been there last year?  Or are you new to the garden? 

    Wait for a flower spike then decide. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,114
    It is more likely to be a bluebell are they growing the other side of the wall? My deciduous agapanthus are not through the soil yet. Evergreen agapanthus could be well developed in the south of the country possibly. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Unless those bricks are tiny, it's more likely to be those bluebells, especially if you didn't plant Agapanthus.
    I'd agree with @Lyn though - better to wait and see what kind of flower spike emerges.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,114
    Because they are around the garden yes bluebells, it won't be long before they flower now. If they are Spanish and they need to go you will need to dig deep to find them. Chances are they will be back next year but with perseverance you will clear them.
    If they are English perhaps they could be planted elsewhere.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    Might be iris foetidisima (sp?) I like them. Some don't
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,114
    Iris foetidisima do seed around too  .Leaves have a very distinctive smell when crushed.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    I've never noticed that. Will have to go for a sniff👃
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,114
    It's common name is roast beef plant. I hope my Sunday roast doesn'tt smell so bad!
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797
    I. foetidissima seedlings don't look like that at all. My money is on bluebells.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Depends where the OP lives,  my agapanthus are up in the garden.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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