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Following on from a comment I made about alstroemeria being a plant to beware of because of its spreading habit and difficulty in removing it from the garden. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what did you do about it?



Alstroemeria is a pain in our garden because we don't like it but can't get rid of it. It is in a heavily planted part of the garden so I can't do a lot of digging or use weedkiller. I just pull the tops off as it grows in summer but this is revenge rather than an attempt at removal.

27 Aug, 2012


I have big probs getting it to grow. I love the stuff but all 30 of the plants i put in last autumn never came up in spring !!!!!!

27 Aug, 2012


I was lucky - I decided I hated the plant within 3 years of putting it in, so was easily able to dig it all out. Nice flowers, too much foliage, too invasive...

27 Aug, 2012


Try the new dab on weedkiller. From a well known brand. Dab on means you can target better.

27 Aug, 2012


Thanks everyone I was beginning to think I was the only one who had problems. Why do they sell stuff without a warning label?

28 Aug, 2012


Cutsandgrazes;Bamboo;Andy jeavon

Thank heavens I've read all the comments re Alstroemeria. I have a large one in a pot and decided a few months ago that I didn't like it and was going to plant it out so now will pass on to a friend who does like but will also warn her how invasive it can become.

3 Nov, 2012


Ha ha, forewarned is forearmed, Linmar. They do make pretty cut flowers, but when they sell the plants, they just show the lovely flowers on the pics, don't tell you about the ratio of foliage to flowers, nor their invasive qualities. But then I guess they'd not sell any if they did so, lol

3 Nov, 2012

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