I got out and dug up the Japanese Anemone , day lilies and huge fern from the south/west facing corner at the back of the house. It gets the late afternoon sun. Those plants hated the summer heat. I don't want another summer of this miserable , crispy corner, so out they went. The Acanthus Mollis …not sure about yet !
I've been trying to get rid of a Japanese Anemone in another area,..not so easy, every tiny bit of root will grow back. So, I'll be picking through this area for awhile .