Terri J
Terri J
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  • Annapolis, MD
Asked on May 22, 2012

Is there anything I can buy to once and for all kill the gift that keeps on giving - lambsear I am tired of constantly

CaperniusLaurieTerri J
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digging it up, roots ans all from the garden, yard and the rest of the places it runs to.
11 answers
  • Rebecca D
    on May 22, 2012

    That's funny Terri, not to you though! Had the plant for how long... ? I use boiled water instead of a spray killer. Will kill a root!

  • Terri J
    on May 22, 2012

    I will try that, but it may be a little difficult to get it on the lambsear only. My friends grandma planted it around 7 years ago, and I started ripping it out every year 4 years ago! Hence, the gift that keeps on giving...

  • Rebecca D
    on May 22, 2012

    Terri,Yrs. ago I planted lambsear. I know... silly me LOL Did not like it either Yanked it out several times,and used the hand clippers on it. Eventually, the plant gave up and into the compost bin it went.

  • Terri J
    on May 22, 2012

    lol - how many years did it take for the stupid thing to give up?

  • Rebecca D
    on May 22, 2012

    Terri, At least five before it gave up This could be your lucky year though! I called it the Baa, Baa plant.

  • Terri J
    on May 22, 2012

    Well the Baa, Baa plant has made me cry like a baby - waa, waa, waa.

  • Rebecca D
    on May 22, 2012

    Lol! I'm sure you'll find a good home for the Lambsear < grin>

  • Ugh - I planted lambs ear in my first house - the young, naive girl that I was! It took over - luckily I moved!! And I never planted it again!

  • Terri J
    on Jul 7, 2012

    EclecVintage - aren't you the lucky one??? This year baely any is coming up, so maybe it is my year. However, there is something else takng over now - nd to post pictures so i can find out what!

  • Laurie
    on Sep 15, 2015

    Although I love my lambs ear there is a way to get rid of any plant, Soil Solarization. Cut it back and put clear plastic over it. The sun will kill it off for you. Since you are in Iowa, (I'm in Missouri), you may need to wait until next summer. The sun will kill the plant and any weeds.

  • Capernius
    on Jan 28, 2016

    did you know, that lamb's ear has medicinal qualities? I have 2 gardens in my yard. 1 is a veggie garden, & the other is a medicine garden. Lamb's Ear is a plant I would NEVER EVER get rid of...but if you're not into homeopathy medicine, then I can understand why you would not want it. Depending on how much you have growing, you may just want to think about selling it... you won't get rich, but in this day & age, every penny helps.

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