Centranthus Ruber – Getting to know Cape Town’s Weeds

Get to know Invasive Alien Plants.

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Devil's Beard PLEASE REPORT ALL SIGHTINGS TO : www. capetowninvasives.org.za

Centranthus ruber is commonly known as Red Valarian, Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate or Devil’s Beard.

It is a problem as it rapidly spreads out of gardens. It competes with Fynbos and other indigenous plants. It can also form dense vegetative stands. It invades wetlands. Insects may neglect pollinating indigenous flowers in preference for this one. It is spread by prolific seed production

NEM BA CATERGORY 1b INVADER

REMOVE AND DESTROY

MAY NOT BE TRADED.

HOW DO I REMOVE IT ?

  • Young shoots can be pulled by hand
  • Established plants will need to be dug out
  • Ensure all the root fragments are removed
  • For chemical control contact the Cape Town Invader Species office Tel 0217121434, email : edrr@capetown.gov.co.za

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