Winter Heliotrope

Winter heliotrope is a weed of waste places, near streams and under trees in the South Island and the lower half of the North Island.

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Winter heliotrope has large kidney shaped lower leaves. When flowering it produces a tall thistle-like stem of pink flowers.


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Options:

  • Apply Weed Weapon Rapid Action  ready to use, or Weed Weapon Extra Strength concentrate with Dye & Stick, all year round. Follow up on re-sprouting areas twice a year.
  • Cut down bears breeches and immediately apply Weed Weapon Invade Gel to all cut ends to kill root systems effectively.
  • Small patches can be dug out but ensure all roots are removed as these will re-sprout. Dispose of plant material at a refuse transfer station or burn. Check for regrowth.

Did You Know Did You Know

  • Winter heliotrope is Petasites fragrans.
  • There are several similar weeds including Burdock and Gobo (Arctium lappa).

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Weed Weapon Extra Strength

Weed Weapon Extra Strength

Kills a broad range of stubborn weeds to the root.

Dye and Stick

Dye and Stick

Marker dye and sticker that improves spray performance and shows you where you have sprayed.

Weed Weapon Invade Gel

Weed Weapon Invade Gel

Weed Weapon Invade Gel controls hardy weeds with spot treatment and painting of tough and creeping weeds.

Weed Weapon Rapid Action

Weed Weapon Rapid Action

Kills a broad range of stubborn weeds to the root, fast!

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