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Apr 19, 2018 11:40 AM CST
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East TN
I got this years ago and just love the spring color. It will rebloom a bit throughout the growing season. However, I don't (obviously) keep it under control. What is it, and how bad will it get in 7B. (and does anyone want a whole bunch of it!?) Thanks!
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Apr 19, 2018 11:46 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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A closer photo would help but it might be a Lady Bank's Rose (Rosa banksiae).
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Apr 19, 2018 11:52 AM CST
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East TN
No - not a rose. I'll get a close-up later. Thanks, though.
Apr 19, 2018 11:54 AM CST
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6b)
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Kerria japonica 'Plenoflora'
Apr 19, 2018 11:55 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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It looks like it could be,

It's not native, of course, but an old pass-along plant found in the yards of many old houses in the southeast.

Like Daisy said, close-ups of the leaves and flowers would help to confirm the identity. Smiling
Apr 19, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
I'm going with Kerria too. Invasive - get rid!
Salvia and anything unusual
Apr 19, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Thread OP
East TN
Yes - kerria. Thanks. How do you get rid of it? (and why do garden shops sell it to unsuspecting folks!?)
Apr 19, 2018 12:55 PM CST
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
pdermer1x said:Yes - kerria. Thanks. How do you get rid of it? (and why do garden shops sell it to unsuspecting folks!?)

Lot's of digging in my case. It had suckered like crazy when I moved here. Afterwards be vigilant and pull the shoots out as they emerge.
Salvia and anything unusual
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