We all want to keep our gardens as beautiful as possible. Every year, we spend lots of hours on our knees, digging in the dirt, and doing our best to make sure that our plants stay beautiful and healthy. Unfortunately, some of the plants that look best in our gardens can also be bad news for the rest of our plants.
Many attractive species are invasive plants and can crowd out or kill native plants. To keep our gardens as beautiful and diverse as possible, we need to make sure to avoid planting invasive species.
We’ve developed this guide to help you figure out which plants to keep out of your garden. In this article, you’ll discover which species will take over your gardens. We look at the most invasive aquatic species and show you how to keep them from spreading.
And, you’ll get familiar with the most invasive plant species that can take root in your garden and muscle out the rest of your plants. With our help, your gardens and ponds will be full of happy and cooperative plants.
- When Do Invasive Plants Start to Grow?
- How Can I Get Rid of the Most Invasive Plant Species?
- How Do I Keep My Invasive Weeds From Coming Back?
- Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
- Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)
- Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) – Invasive but So Beautiful
- Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
- Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) – One of the Most Invasive Plants
- Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
- Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)
- Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) – The Invasive Rose
- Quackgrass (Elymus repens)
- British Yellowhead (Inula britannica)
- Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna)
- Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
- Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
- Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)
- Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)
- Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata)