Asked on Jul 24, 2013

Weed or Keeper

Natalie CarrollGidget BeckKathy C


as promised here are some better photos I think . Here are a couple more I don't know if it's a weed or a keeper. H-E-L-P please
swa these walking today. What is it?
how hard to transplant?
10 answers
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Ok, so @Barb Rosen is right on the first pictures, definatly Ironweed(Veronica). Last picture is Swamp Hibiscus. I would wait until fall to try to transplant. You will need a full sun spot that keeps good moisture or plan on watering it ...alot. It is a great attractor for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. And I am still mulling over those middle three pics...if only I could remember half of what I know I would be awesome!

  • Gina L
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Thank you Donna you have been very helpful.

  • Roberta Alessi
    on Jul 26, 2013

    I always say if you like it, KEEP it !

  • Lori Gladden-Chisholm
    on Jul 26, 2013

    if you like it, or the butterflies and bees like it, then it's a keeper.

  • Linda Sommer Wilkin
    on Jul 26, 2013

    A weed is defined as a plant out of place. So if you like it and you keep it, it's not a weed!

  • Su
    on Jul 26, 2013

    most weeds are wildflowers or better yet food or medicine

  • S. Snider
    on Jul 26, 2013

    I think the top middle one is Joe-Pye Weed. It's not supposed to be weedy and attracts tons of butterflies. I personally have never grown it so I'm no expert on it.

  • Kathy C
    on Jul 27, 2013

    If the stem is somewhat reddish in color I would agree that it's Joe Pye Weed. We have it everywhere in VA and the butterflies adore it! It spreads......

  • Gidget Beck
    on Jul 27, 2013

    the first one in the middle row looks like liriope.. if it blooms with a purple beaded type of blossom then it would definitely be liriope. It is a member of the ornamental grass family- not a weed

  • Natalie Carroll
    on Aug 25, 2013

    the first one is called "Baldwins Ironweed" to be more specific...

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