Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Non-invasive plant varieties

Got your heart set on a plant but worried about its invasive qualities? Browse our list of non-invasive alternative varieties.

Some of the most attractive and useful garden plants can also be the most invasive. Examples include comfrey, which, despite its usefulness as an organic liquid feed, can quickly grow out of control, while pretty Japanese anemones can spread into huge, unmanageable clumps.

Sadly, despite their beauty, invasive plants out-compete others in the garden. Some also escape into the wild, where they grow alongside, and often kill, native plants, which can disrupt the ecosystem.

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