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Is this Euphobia Robiae?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
I have a lot of them in my border. Are they invasive and going to outcompete other plants there. Sorry the picture isn’t too clear.


  • AstroAstro Posts: 419
    It does look like robbiae and yes it is a spreader. With that being said I find it can be managed fairly well as it's easy to remove by digging under the roots which are fairly soft.

     It's been mentioned a million times already but just in case you weren't aware the sap it produces can be an irritant causing burning skin and eye injury.  So it's worth wearing protection when dealing with it.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,040
    @Ilikeplants Yes E Robbiae can crowd out other plants. I do grow it but in parts of the garden where other things struggle to grow. I agree with @Astro do be careful.
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  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Thanks @Astro and @GardenerSuze - I might have to control it in tighter groups then and get rid of some once the flowers fade. It would be a shame to pull them now. Hopefully the ground will still be damp enough for me to pull some up later.  I’ll get the goggles on. Will leave some in the back of the border but want more children friendly plants at the front.
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