Post a reply

Image
May 30, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
Do any of you grow this? It's all over the side of the road here. I can get all I want for free. Is it going to take over the flower beds? Any suggestions about growing it in the flower bed? I am doing an all-white flower bed and wanted to use some of it.
Image
May 30, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Peonies
Roses Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: United States of America Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Clint, it will self sow all over the place you would have to cut off before the seeds disperse. They have lots of seeds. I made the mistake of getting some for free it took me a long time to get rid of it all when I missed removing a few seed heads.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Image
May 30, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Snakes Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hostas Region: New Jersey Ferns
Around here it is considered an invasive weed. Just seeing how they grow on the side of the roads I would think they would take over a garden. Also not a great plant to have around if you have allergies.
Image
May 30, 2015 8:58 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
I saw something else called false Queen Ann's Lace. I think Burpee sells seeds. It's an annual. Is that as bad?
Avatar for Shadegardener
May 31, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
I've heard QAL referred to as the chigger plant by my TN SIL.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Image
Jun 9, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
QAL is called Chigger plant or chigger weed because chiggers love to hide on these plants. Although chiggers are a pain when they bite us they do play an important part in nature by feeding on insect eggs, small insects, and other organisms throughout their lives. Green Lacewings also hang out on QAL to eat prey, such as aphids. Cats of the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly love the leaves. honeybees love working the flowers and mason bees stop by to check them out from time to time also. The leaves of the plant are toxic but the root of Queen Anne's Lace is likely a direct ancestor of the modern carrot and very edible.
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
Image
Jun 9, 2015 7:57 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Clint, if the false QAL was Ammi, it will reseed as well. I grew it for cut flowers for market as a filler flower. It gets tall. I didn't think it was so hard to pull up volunteers and since it is an annual, you would probably want some volunteers. I didn't find it invasive here.
Image
Jan 30, 2016 11:46 AM CST
central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
Butterflies
There is an annual, Orlaya grandiflora - Minoan Lace, that provides the same look in a garden, although a bit shorter. I've grown it and it is a lovely plant. Lush, ferny, emerald green foliage below many lace cap type blooms. Winter sowing works great with this plant. I experienced no problems with reseeding in my area. ... Myles

Thumb of 2016-01-30/Myles/a57495


Thumb of 2016-01-30/Myles/f1650f
.... gardening primarily for the butterflies and pollinators
Image
Jan 30, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Love it! And it makes a great filler flower in bouquets. Easy to grow.
Image
Jan 30, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Name: Ann
PA (Zone 6b)
The birds planted QAL last spring and I was so happy about it...... by the end of the summer it was everywhere and w/that taproot, a pain to pull out. I shoveled out all I could see but noticed this winter some in my iris, which I can't get out unless I uproot the iris. I have fond memories of cutting it as a kid and putting it in colored water to get the flowers colored, but I think I will appreciate it along the roadside only!

I love the looks of the Orlaya Grandiflora too and definitely would like to add that to the garden.
Image
Jan 31, 2016 6:09 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
It's invasive here too. Taproot makes it hard to pull.
Early growth looks like Yarrow soI have made the mistake of pulling that too. Replant right away when I discover the mistake.
Avatar for cothrangrealtracsc
Feb 16, 2016 9:02 PM CST

I spray with color spray for flowers...if I want red, white and blue...I spray some red and some blue...hold real well in a bouquet...grows wild in middle Tennessee...
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Mike and is called "Meadowlark Botanical Gardens"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.