What is your most hated weed? Want to share your pictures? Show us on Twitter @CBCSask or Facebook and use the hashtags #YouShouldGrowThis and #YouShouldDoThis. Campanula rapunculoides, known by the common names creeping bellflower, or rampion bellflower, is a perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Campanula, belonging to the family Campanulaceae . Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Individual stems are unbranched. The only way to remove this pretty weed is with dynamite, says Lyndon Penner, What is your most hated weed? Want to share your pictures? Show us on Twitter, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Shellbrook Chronicle (Newspaper) - June 11, 2010, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan By Maureen Troesch Creeping bellflower ( Campanula rapunculoides) is a member of a large, varied and occasionally boisterous genus that contains a number of very attractive, desirable ornamental species. Anyway, that's a tale for another time but suffice to say, creeping bellflower, you should not grow this. Gardeners are driven to distraction — and, it turns out, poetry — in their efforts to rid their back alleys, lawns and gardens of the ubiquitous creeping bellflower. She was four doors down from me and I was not having this nuisance plant propagating itself hither and yon on my watch! At least, it's now the end of May, and there are now dozens of Golden Bean plants in full bloom at the Condie Nature Refuge, north of Regina, SK. The City of Edmonton classifies it a NOXIOUS weed. Creeping bellflower can be an aggressive invader in natural plant communities. My husband and I have tried different … CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The only way to control it is with constant removal of the shoots and growth as they appear, and judiciously cutting the flowers and seed heads off of any plants that dare grow in your neighbourhood or alley. And anytime you break the root, another plant will start. The creeping bellflower has purple, flower-like sprouts and can grow up to one metre tall. Anyone been able to get control of this creeping bellflower? Creeping Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Q: Describe what creeping bellflower looks like. Creeping Bellflower grows in both gardens and lawns. A: It's very hard to control because of that spreading habit it has …And it also spreads by people giving it to friends and family and continuing the spread of this beautiful, yet noxious weed. A: They sure do because it's this beautiful blue flower and they love it. I know when I first bought my house, if I had realized that it was in my yard I probably wouldn't have bought it … It's an aggressive plant. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. It is native to Siberia and was brought over to North America as a garden plant by some of the first European settlers. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Creeping bellflower has both a thick, fleshy root that’s an inch or even several inches deep in the soil, and it also has a lot of thread-like little roots that grow horizontally just below the soil. There are photos of native forbs and shrubs, both common and rare, and, photos of introduced species that are commonly found in Saskatchewan. It categories weeds into prohibited, noxious and nuisance. This plant’s thick creeping roots can travel under fences, lawns, and concrete, making it very difficult to control. It grows 1-3 ft. tall and produces pretty, light purple flowers on tall spikes over a long period in summer. Gold Leaves and Blue Bells The Bellflower Dickson's Gold, Campanula garganica 'Dickson's Gold', has wonderful lavender blue star shaped flowers over yellow-light green to gold saw toothed mounds of foliage. So I googled "bluebell type flower in Saskatchewan" and came across a site… Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) This is one tough weed and it will out-compete anything in your flowerbed. Here's part of that interview. A:  If someone actually tattles on you, they will give you a certain amount of time and otherwise they will come in and fine — and you'll have to pay for them to remove it from your garden. CBC gardening columnist Lyndon Penner explains why you should kill, kill, kill creeping bellflower. It has no pest or disease issues. A:  You want to garbage it. Introduced from Europe, creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) is one of the biggest jerks in my opinion. Calgary looks at expanding weed-whacking goats program. I have abandoned all fantasies of killing it and now work merely on controlling it. It's a pretty plant with nodding, bell-shaped flowers that is insidiously taking over Calgary gardens. Dealing with creeping bellflower - Many people in the city end up having to deal with creeping bellflower in their yards. Weed of the week: Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) Don’t let the heart-shaped leaves and pretty purple flowers fool you – this is one tough weed and it will out-compete anything in your flowerbed. You just got to keep up on it…. You are constantly spraying it or painting it on the leaves. A bit of research revealed the plant to be Creeping Bellflower. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Bavaria Blue Creeping Bellflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Shade-tolerant, it takes moisture and nutrients that other plants need and can out-compete turf. It produces long, narrow tubers very deep under the ground that can stay dormant for long periods, just waiting for the right time to spring up again. Let's talk creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides). It produces wire-thin, creeping rhizomes that infiltrate the surrounding area at an alarming rate. It can handle rich or poor soil and can handle both drought and poor drainage. 43 creeping bellflower and its relatives. An invasive plant known as the creeping bellflower has been popping up around Regina this summer. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect. It was too well suited to life here. Wildflowers have been photographed from the province's Prairie, Cypress Upland, Parkland, and Boreal ecoregions. Creeping Bellflower grows freely in my neighbourhood along the sides of houses, in most of the back alleys, and this year it's in my front yard. In gardens, dig out entire plant : including roots. Firstly, it can grow in sun or shade. Golden Bean, aka Buffalo Bean among other names, is a vibrant yellow prairie wildflower that blooms in May. Become a Partner. This pretty plant with nodding, bell-shaped flowers is insidiously taking over Calgary gardens, warns horticulturist John Duncan, who shares some tips on how to fight its spread. To control the creeping bellflower without completely removing it, you are going to … regulates the control or management of weeds in the Province of Saskatchewan. A: It slowly takes over your garden by rhizomes [underground stems] but then it sends up these beautiful, tall, purpley-blue bell flowers mid- to late- season and then spreads seeds, plus the rhizomes, and just keeps going .. that's the creeping part. It was hardy, disease resistant, and adaptable — but that was the problem. Generally 1-2 ft. tall with bluish-purple, bell shaped flowers. And we put it in beautiful, nice garden soil so it doesn't have to work hard at all. If left uncut, it grows tall and spindly and produces beautiful purple down-hanging bell-shaped flowers that produce seeds. Of course you don't want to kill the plants that you want to be in your flower bed. It grows 1-3 ft. tall and produces pretty, light purple flowers on tall spikes over a long period in summer. You've seen this plant. Drymocodon rapunculoides (L.) Fourr. It's not native to Canada of course — it's from Europe and Asia — and it doesn't have any of its natural predators and things that can control it here. You've seen this plant. If you only get the shallow horizontal roots, the evil-doing plant will just regrow from that deeper root in a short time. Gardening: Creeping bellflower is such a jerk 20-08-2020 14:04 via thestarphoenix.com Weeds are like your loud and boisterous out-of-town cousins (the ones you don’t care for) that have come for a visit and literally move in to stay. Seeds. It took me four years of pulling to finally get it rid of it out of my yard. Dickson's Gold Bellflower. Creeping bellflower has both a thick, fleshy root that’s an inch or even several inches deep in the soil, and it also has a lot of thread-like little roots that grow horizontally just below the soil. Creeping bellflower is a perennial that thrives in moist soil but tolerates nearly any soil and either sun or shade. Creeping Bellflower: A perennial that reproduces by roots and seeds. She threatened to phone the police. Let's talk creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides). Creeping bellflower is an aggressive plant that can quickly spread through a garden, says John Duncan, a horticulturist with Greengate Garden Centres. I did search the forums here and came up with nothing so I'm putting this out there as a cry for help. Royer and Dickinson ( Weeds of Northern US and Canada) say it's a perennial introduced from Asia and Europe as a garden flower. It can survive droughts and survive in a wide range of light conditions. Follow him on Twitter at @CBCgardener. The roots are taproots – long and slim – and can extend quite deeply into the soil. CBC gardening columnist Lyndon Penner explains why you should kill, kill, kill creeping bellflower. See more ideas about prairie planting, wild flowers, flowers. Posts: 18. posted 8 years ago. A: It's a lot of pulling, no matter what you do. It is the worst weed ever. Creeping bellflower happily romps through the lawn, finds its way under sidewalks and grows in every back alley in every neighbourhood on the Canadian prairies. Any yard that is abandoned or neglected quickly becomes host to great multitudes of this plants. Comments are welcome while open. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. If you only get the shallow horizontal roots, the evil-doing plant will just regrow from that deeper root in … Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The plant can also produce up to 15 000 seeds in a summer, all of which grow and are easily distributed by the wind. HELP! Cenekia rapunculoides (L.) Opiz. Leaves can be confused with creeping Charlie when the plant is short, but become longer and more pointed as the plant gets taller. Listed below are all of the wildflower photos found on this website. No wonder it ranks in the top 10 invasive … Noxious weeds are considered too widespread to eradicate, but … Jul 22, 2019 - Explore Sheila Colborn's board "Saskatchewan Wildflowers Spotted" on Pinterest. I kid you not. A: This is one of those plants where I don't have a problem with that … Round Up is probably the best thing that works for that. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Once an old lady came out of the house to yell at me because I was "wrecking her flowers" and I said if she wanted to put them in a bouquet in her kitchen she could, but otherwise it was coming out. Creeping Bellflower. ... Government of Saskatchewan websites describe it as a weed. ' That's usually when I come in. I have wandered right into people's yards to cut the flowers off. Even deer won't eat it. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Q: What if you are one of those people who like to spray stuff? Deedles Johnson. University of Minnesota Extension www.extension.umn.edu 612-624-1222 Prices start at : 29.95 USD / 5" Container . I always thought these plants were bluebells until I heard something about them on the radio.   ​#YouShouldDoThis. The plant is easily identified by its heart-shaped leaves and stalks of drooping, bell-shaped blooms of lavender-blue. The Star of Bethlehem, which is a relative of 44 creeping bellflower, is labelled as noxious in Alabama, and is recognized by 10 other 45 states as “invasive exotic” (Gardening Know How, 2020). Q: The City of Calgary deals with weeds like this, don't they? This plant is also resistant to many chemicals. Herbicides have very little effect on the creeping bellflower. The Calgary Zoo has been trying to kill it for over 20 years if that gives you some indication of its tenaciousness. Rapunculus redivivus E.H.L.Krause. John Duncan, a horticulturist with Greengate Garden Centre, talked to the Calgary Eyeopener about the creeping bellflower. They thought it had so many attributes. Creeping Bellflower Campanula EVERYWHERE! Species such as the Himalayan balsam, Maltese cross and creeping bellflower aren’t yet on the province’s noxious plants list, so they can be found in … (Answer) I believe you are referring to Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower), which is an invasive perennial that grows in most soils, in sun or shade, doesn’t care if conditions are wet or dry, reseeds and spreads via root fragments and rhizomes. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Lyndon is a gardening expert and columnist with CBC. Creeping bellflowers produce between 3,000 and 15,000 seeds each year. And suddenly they are going back to you and saying, 'I got this plant and it spreading, how do I get rid of it? Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Creeping Bellflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). It is invasive and, pretty though the bells are, NOT a plant you want in your garden. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Campanula rapunculoides, or Creeping Bellflower, is officially classified as a weed in Albert and Manitoba, though apparently not in Saskatchewan. You don't want to compost it…It will survive in the compost bin. When in flower (starting in July … Creeping bellflower ( Campanula rapunculoides ), also known as creeping bluebell, is on the noxious list of Alberta weeds. Here in Canada, creeping 46 bellflower is designated in the Alberta Weed Control Act as noxious (Edmonton.ca,