- Mar 25, 2019
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I hate asking about killing a plant, but I had to tear out a rose of sharon a few years ago. It had been there a while and the roots are deep, so I couldn't get them all. Since then, the plant keeps trying to come back from the leftover roots. How can I kill the roots to stop the plant from coming back? I have tried sealing it and everything, no luck. Just for info purposes, it is in a plot that, over the last three years, I have been turning into a bee/butterfly way station. I have a lawn ornament over where this thing is growing, and it is extremely heavy, but the plant is trying to grow around it. On top of the ornament is a mason bee home (with residents). There is also a bee watering hole (re-purposed bird bath), a huge lantana, an ice plant, a blue geranium, and a knock out rose bush. So anything I do has to be safe for the other plants but also the bees/butterflies. Thanks!