How do you get rid of or kill of bleeding heart vine

by Kulpy
My dad planted this vine 17 years ago. It takes over, grows over things, through things, in the garden, in the lawn up trees. We have tried to dig it out. Poured gas on it, weed killer, salt and vinegar. So far nothing kills it. It is ruining my yard and garden. I need help

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  • Candymama Candymama on Jun 22, 2017

    Another option would be bleach but it might be easier to actually remove the roots. Are you not able to find the roots?

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    • Kulpy Kulpy on Jul 04, 2018

      the roots are so deep and under river rock, I myself have dug and dug, and it still is under there. I have used vinegar and salt, music acid, round up, and a heavy duty woody plant killer and it still grows back

  • Jason T. Lee Jason T. Lee on Jun 22, 2017

    Salt, soap and vinegar. A cup of salt, a quarter cup of dish soap and a gallon of vinegar mixed in a sprayer. Wait 24 hours for the salt to disolve the spray the plant and watch. It may take a few applications but it works.

  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on Jun 22, 2017

    White vinegar kills anything

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    • Kulpy Kulpy on Jul 04, 2018

      Vinegar did not work, tried round up, music acid, digging, and a heavy duty woody plant killer. It keeps coming back

  • Marylou Marylou on Jun 22, 2017

    i feel the same about the salt, dish soap, water and vinegar. Other option is try to dig up ALL the roots. May take some time.

  • Kulpy Kulpy on Apr 28, 2018

    Okay I have tried all suggestions, guess what nothing works. It keeps coming back. I have poured 4 quarts of muric acid on it, it comes back. I have tried digging it out, it is impossible to get it all. Help

  • Karen Schmidt Karen Schmidt on Oct 21, 2019

    Get a nice water boiler such as Stainless steel boil it roots all. I like Spectracide 20-20-20 spray it does kill it instantly soak it and and boil.

  • Karen Schmidt Karen Schmidt on Oct 21, 2019

    Spectaclde 20 20 20 Weed and fertilizer works. You should also get one of the instant water boiler machines and boil plant roots.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 21, 2019

    Hi, Kulpy,

    Have you tried cutting it close to the ground then painting the open cut (using heavy gloves and a paintbrush sized for the cut) with a strong brush killer (the kind that kills growth for 1 year)?

    Repeat application may be required, given the vigorous growth of your plant.

    I understand that covering this plant to prohibit sunlight from reaching it will further inhibit growth.