How invasive are these flowers?
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  1. #1
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    Default How invasive are these flowers?

    It is the flower I am planting.

    Anise hyssop
    False dragonhead
    Liatris
    Oregano
    Echinacea
    Phacelia tanacetifolia
    Willow-leaved sunflower
    Evening primerose
    Caryopteris incana (Blue Spirea)
    Apocynum venetum
    Centaurea cyanus

    I hope you answer in detail.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    Quote Originally Posted by slhyou View Post
    It is the flower I am planting.

    Anise hyssop
    False dragonhead
    Liatris
    Oregano
    Echinacea
    Phacelia tanacetifolia
    Willow-leaved sunflower
    Evening primerose
    Caryopteris incana (Blue Spirea)
    Apocynum venetum
    Centaurea cyanus

    I hope you answer in detail.
    Please do a google search for that. It will give you more information also.
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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    The answer will partially depend on your location.

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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    Seoul, South Korea, would be USDA zone 7 equivalent. Iím in USDA zone 8, so my winter is a bit warmer than that of Seoul. From your list, I have tried Oregano, Phacelia tanacetifolia, Evening primrose, and Centaurea cyanus. They are easy to grow but not too hard to control. If you can control dandelions in your yard, you can control these four. Oregano and Centaurea cyanus are very popular with my honey bees but
    Phacelia tanacetifolia, Evening primerose are not. It may not be the case in your location though.

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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    I don't think they are invasive but there are some plants that attract bees more. You can do a google search on that.

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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    purple coneflower is no, I never see any honey bees on it ever, a lot of bumbles. Anise is no, it is a very tender perennial in my area harsh zone 5 but bees love and is fairly easy to grow. I would find other members of the mint family to plant though.
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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    Phacelia tanacetifolia is great, native to my area. I get so many bees on the plants it sounds like a buzz saw. They smell great and sometimes you can get two crops of them in a year. Animals can eat it with no problems, good stuff. I plant native sage also, bees love it. We are a hair away from being desert so plant for your area. I mix in alfalfa also, wherever it takes it thrives, fixes nitrogen, bees love it, animals love it, smells great. Throw in some sunflowers <3
    Last edited by rwurster; 03-02-2018 at 09:48 PM.
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    Quote Originally Posted by spunky View Post
    purple coneflower is no, I never see any honey bees on it ever, a lot of bumbles.
    Maybe it's a regional thing, but in my area (Florida panhandle zone 8B - 9A) my bees seem to like purple coneflower just fine.

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    Default Re: How invasive are these flowers?

    NM

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