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B3B3 Posts: 21,472

I've been digging up an acanthus. Is it true that the white roots the diameter of drinking straws are all potential plants?image

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583

    I believe so.  I've dug mine up several times and it always came back.   

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,472

    Thanks - I think-  Obelixximage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583

    I like the plant but my soil is too rich so all I get are big, glossy leaves and never any flowers.   I've given up now and just enjoy the foliage which is a good foil for airier plants.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,472

    It hasn't been a problem yet but the warm wet winter has given it ideas of world domination. I was concerned that I'd given it a bit of assistance by spreading bits of root about. I'll have to keep an eye out for plantlets

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    i had the same problem with mine, it's a bit of a thug so I dug it out. The roots are so strong and deep its  difficult to get rid of it. Had new plants springing up ever after. I've seen a white version of this, does anyone know if that's as aggressive?

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,472

    image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    It's not my problem anymore! Moved house since then, I almost included it on the fixtures and fittings list!! image

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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