Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Hi Anne, How can I get rid of grass that is entangled in my Daylillies? I also have St. Johns wort, that I planted 3 years ago, it is spreading but no yellow flowers yet. Any suggestions?

Tracey E.

Anne's Response:

There are herbicides labeled as grass killers for use in ornamental flowers. Ornamec was one trade name but there are several others. Follow the labels very carefully to kill the grass without harming the day lilies. The only other way is to handpull the grass. St. John's Wort seems to need quite a bit of morning sun for flowering. It does not bloom very well if it is fertilized with a lot of nitrogen. I've found that using a good organic mulch is all the fertilizer mine needs.

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