Perennial plants are a good investment. Plant once and have flowers that bloom for years. However, some plants that seem innocent enough literally take over the garden and quickly spiral out of control. Others bloom for such a short time that they don’t seem worth the trouble. Here’s a list of 28 perennials I’d rather not see in my next garden.
Disclaimer: This post contains plants that are problematic in USDA hardiness zones 2 and 3. Some of these plants may not be problematic in your area. If you have difficult growing conditions, you’ll want to put these plants on your next shopping list. 🙂
Disclaimer #2: Just because your favourite plant is on this list doesn’t mean it is “bad” or you shouldn’t plant it. This list is intended for brand new gardeners who think these plants are low maintenance, then aren’t able to keep up with them when they get out of hand. I just wanted to spare them some heartache until they get better at gardening and are able to keep up with any more aggressive plants.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.