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Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort)

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'

Other names

Variegated mugwort, Variegated wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris 'Limelight', Artemisia vulgaris 'Janlim'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Oriental Limelight' _ 'Oriental Limelight' is a dense, upright, bushy, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with deeply divided, cream- to yellow-splashed, bright green leaves and insignificant flower heads in late summer.


Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Spreading

Toxicity

May cause skin irritation.

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent in Autumn

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seeds develop to prevent self-seeding. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. This plant spreads 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, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'

Other names

Variegated mugwort, Variegated wormwood, Artemisia vulgaris 'Limelight', Artemisia vulgaris 'Janlim'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Oriental Limelight' _ 'Oriental Limelight' is a dense, upright, bushy, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with deeply divided, cream- to yellow-splashed, bright green leaves and insignificant flower heads in late summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Spreading

Toxicity

May cause skin irritation.


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent in Autumn

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seeds develop to prevent self-seeding. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. This plant spreads 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, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora tentaculata Kröber & Marwitz - All Hosts

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pathogen present in parts of Europe and beyond.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight' (Variegated mugwort)

Common pest name

Corn borer; Corn moth; European corn borer; European maize borer; European stalk borer; Maize pyralid

Scientific pest name

Ostrinia nubilalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous boring pest present in the UK since the 1930’s. A maize-affecting race was detected for the first time in 2010. Industry may wish to monitor for its presence and mitigate against impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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