White Flowers Bulbs spreading everywhere!

mak09May 2, 2009

There are hundreds of white flowers in my beds that have come up all on their own. They grow from bulbs, and each year there are more than the year before. The leaf is long and narrow, and the white flowers form a cluster of white blooms. How did they come to grow in my beds? They are almost evasive even though they are pretty. They bloom at the end of April and the beginning of May in Zone 6.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

You have the much dreaded horrible invasive, impossible to kill Star Of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) aka Flower from Hell.

Please see Invasive bulb in my lawnfor my rant, and pics, and tale of what will not kill them. They are my absolutely worst gardening nightmare, and I dig them out from late Feb, until sometime in May when the foliage totally disappears from site.


    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 1:41PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Years ago I had a similar invasive bulb problem with a different plant. Eventually I ended up digging and screening the soil to remove all the little bulbs. I was able to get about 95% of them before replanting the area. Al

    Bookmark   May 3, 2009 at 8:57AM
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Thank you for your answers!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2009 at 10:24AM
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