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West Hartford, CT
Aug 12, 2017 6:32 PM CST
A few years ago a very pretty white flowered cranesbill appeared in the garden bed that's next to a stream and shady. I liked it because of its white flower and the fact that it bloomed for a long time.
Now I find that it has become invasive. It's EVERYWHERE and just pulling it up is not eradicating it. It has a very fine, extensive root system.
I've dealt with lemonbalm. I've dealt with Gooseneck loosestrife. This one is about to make me throw in the trowel. Any advice?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Aug 12, 2017 10:33 PM CST

You have to be diligent and dig up all the little runners.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Aug 13, 2017 4:50 AM CST

Do you know what species it is? Or maybe post a picture?

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