I discovered this major garden thug - Plant Invader of the Month
Oh-Oh! I discovered this garden thug growing naturally down beside my shoreline - well away from the gardens but snuggled nicely into the long grass and growing quite nicely - thank you very much - in several large and attractive clumps.
The problem with Anemone canadensis (thanks for those who pointed out my mistake) is that it rarely stays in one place for very long and whether the ants or birds take the seeds is irrelevant, something takes them and moves them around. It has a lovely white flower in early summer and I've seen it sold in more garden centers than I'd care to mention. In fact, I was in one the other day and the manager (a really nice guy) and I were laughing that they were on the bench for sale.
But once it gets into a garden, it won't let go. It is tenacious. It was imported naturally into a large perennial border at the old farm gardens and I worked for 5-6 years to get rid of it and never really did. I dug, I sprayed, I did all the things you're supposed to do and it still popped up here and there (mostly there).
So in this case, I already have it and I'm prepared to let it live down at the shore (some 200 feet from the gardens) but if it pops its head into my cultivated garden, I'll declare war.
And if you have any doubts about this little gem. I really don't think you should be buying it even though it is for sale and "cute".
What's your nomination for Plant Invader of the Month in your own garden??