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Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort)

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skill rating
Maintenance level
3 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - May cause skin irritation.

Botanical name: Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'

Other names: Variegated mugwort, Variegated wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris 'Limelight', Artemisia vulgaris 'Janlim'

Genus: Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Oriental Limelight' _ 'Oriental Limelight' is a dense, bushy, semi-evergreen perennial with deeply divided yellow and green variegated leaves.

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' is: Deciduous

Flower: Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent in Autumn

Foliage: Yellow, Variegated, Green in Spring; Green, Yellow, Variegated in Summer; Yellow, Variegated, Green in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Dense, Spreading

Toxicity: May cause skin irritation.

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Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Remove seedlings from unwanted areas immediately.. REGISTER to read more...

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Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Foliage only, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in full sun in well-drained soils. This plant spreads and self-seeds readily so will most likely become invasive. Well-suited as a container/patio plant. May die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil. Fertilise sparingly to avoid excesssive growth.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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