does it spread?
spreads mainly by runners. When the weed mass, or soil containing
any roots or shoots, is dumped it will reshoot. Often it is dumped
on the edge of bushland or near a watercourse, and from thee finds
its way into the bush.
does it affect us?
like Wandering Jew, forms a dense mat which overwhelms and smothers
native vegetation and preventing its regeneration.
does it seed/flower?
rid of Vinca
All roots must
be and shoots must be removed, then put into bags and taken to the
tip, otherwise it will reshoot. Don't put it into compost or mulch.
can be sprayed after cutting back.
to grow instead
Violet - Viola hederacea is vigorous ground cover
for shady areas. The climbers Dusky
- Kennedia rubicunda and the scrambling
Wanderer - Hardenbergia violacea will
grow in many situations and can be easily kept in check by tip pruning
Click on the
green links to see how these look in the bush.
here was taken from an information brochure ' Weeds of Blue Mountains
Bushland Garden Plants Going Wild" sponsored by Blue Mountains
City Council and NPWS (BM District).
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