The Blue Queen and her servants

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The Blue Queen and her servants

Post by MWP admin » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:40 pm

An ornamental plant, found as a garden escape in wasteland and spreading its numerous and large ivy-like leaves over ground or twining with shrubby or erect plants.

Some cuttings were disposed away by the owner of the garden who owe this ipomoea in the nearabout wasteground. 1 year later it is found twining over plants and covering the ground rapidly.

The dark side of some invasive ornamentals.
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Post by Sdravko » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:06 pm

yep, some ormnamental vines tend to be too successfull. Just look at Birkirkara valley.

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Post by jackpot » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:38 am

Nevertheless, MWP, I like them because they cover perfect the rubbish and trash :lol:
serious: I. indica is one of the invasive ornamentals and should be controlled.

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Post by RB » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:59 am

It does not seed all that well; it DOES seed, but relatively little, totally self-generated unscientific statistics show that maybe 1% of flowers end up with seed.


But agree that to cover some crap these plants are useful!


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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:48 pm

There are several areas covered with these blue flowers.
Maybe it will replace Oxalis in a couple of years time !

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