Case in point - bamboo.
|not a panda in sight|
Black bamboo is strikingly beautiful, and while it doesn't spread like a weed, it does multiply over time if you don't keep control of it by knocking down new growth.
We didn't, and the price we paid was 2 days hard labour in 35 degree, 75%+ humidity, tropical heat. If we didn't have a chain saw, the use of a mini-excavator, and the help of 4 other lovely humans, it would have most likely taken about 3 months. Even so, I didn't enjoy it.
See comment from Passthecream and his photo below. Apparently I'm not alone when it comes to masochistic gardening.