The nursery had a big going out of business sale and I got many great plants for almost nothing.
What I ended up with included three Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush). I believe the varieties were 'Black Knight', "Royal Red' and 'White Profusion'. They were $2.00 each. What a bargain!
|The noxious weeds are left, center and far right (behind the Arborvitae)|
I planted the the three Butterfly Bushes in the front border of the perennial bed across the front of the yard.
I learned a little while later that these plants were on the State of Oregon's Noxious Weed List and they they were going to be illegal to sell at nurseries in the future. They would only be able to sell sterile varieties going forward, but it didn't mean I had to remove mine of course. But it kind of made me want to.
"In Oregon, the ODA officially classified it as a class "B" noxious weed in 2004. This plant is a pioneering species that dominates open habitats. It poses an ecological threat to dry-land meadows, open slopes and dunes, dominating these sites as much as Scotch broom has historically. It also invades reforested sites, resulting in a loss of forest productivity."
|But they smell so pretty.|
If you were me - what would you do?