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Got a name now? ' Oriental Limelight' (For my file)


By Siris

Got a name now? ' Oriental Limelight' (For my file) (Artemisia vulgaris variegata)

Given to me as yellow variegated foliage plant, now have a probable name, Artemesia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'. Should have panicles of bluish /white flowers
Aug-Sept. Due to its probable ht of 3-4 ft will have to be moved further back.

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When I bought A variegated artemisia for my patio border I had no idea they grew so tall! Its had to be removed this year. But it did grow fast and its a great winter plant. Mine never flowered.

6 Dec, 2016


Does this one look familiar to me. ;-)

6 Dec, 2016


K, neither did I realise it's ultimate height. It has doubled in size since late Summer, only a twiglet then. Did yours get leggy before removal?
Dawn, yes indeed. It is rather pretty. Just came across a pic in an online catalogue. Maybe contained within your pot it will remain small. Probably best to just call its variety variegata.

6 Dec, 2016


Is it hardy enough to get through the winter ?

I did grow Artemisia 'Powis Castle' lost that in 2013 with the minus temperatures !!


6 Dec, 2016 didnt get too leggy, it was a lovely plant. It just got too tall. It helps to pinch out the tops.

6 Dec, 2016


Thanks K, have just been reading up on it, regarding Gg's comment ...says semi evergreen/herbaceous, best over wintered inside....won't get that. Cut down by 1/3rd in Spring.

6 Dec, 2016


Trouble is, we never know what the winter will be like. So far here it has been very cold cmpared to the past two winters. Yet they say it will be 14-17C tomorrow! Its just crazy! In a 'normal' winter here, the Artemisia does fine and is evergreen almost all winter.

6 Dec, 2016


K, thought it was near hardy, so if almost evergreen for you that's ok, cause I do like the variegation, just have to move to the back of the border sometime because of its eventual size. Here my thermometer said -1.5oC on the coldest night, but that is under the carport.

7 Dec, 2016


Pleased you ID'd it. It's tough, survived here for a few years, so must be. They add a bit of colour, flowers rather insignificant. They layer themselves so easy to divide. Mine in the ground reach 20 inches. I currently down when needed. The flat-packed delivery didn't deter its growth then. Lol x

7 Dec, 2016


Thank you Dawn, Plumped up and doubled in size since arrival, flat pack. Your 20" doesn't measure up to the 3-4 foot quoted, but maybe wrong about.....the not that well! I read the flowers are insignificant, but with that pleasing foliage, what does that matter.

7 Dec, 2016


I am a great !over of variegation, and this is particularly good ......nice one,

8 Dec, 2016


I think the flowers spoil it actually. So pleased it survived!

8 Dec, 2016


Moved it today, whilst I remember and the soil is workable.

9 Dec, 2016


I had the artemisia lactiflora in my town garden and it wintered beside a salty sidewalk with 4-6 wks. of zone 4 winter temps. I used to sheer mine twice a summer but if I allowed it to blossom there were long panicles of butter yellow flowers (on a silver foliage plant) sounds odd but after a while I rather liked the effect. It looked wonderful beside Palace Purple Heuchera and was lovely in the moonlight. Can't grow it here as it died out the first winter. perhaps worth a try again. This is a pretty variety too. I had the A. lactiflora Ghizou which grew very tall...4 ft. plus... and had black stems with shiny dark green leaves and white flowers!.. it added a laceyness to the back of a border and looked great with Acidanthera.

10 Dec, 2016


That sounds nice Lori, had to look it up, as the one pictured is the first Artemisia I have ever grown, and only found the name by chance. Your Ghizou looks a bit like an Astilbe. Like the black stems. I recently bought an Astilbe Cappachino, supposed to have chocolate coloured foliage.

12 Dec, 2016


I've noticed that artemisia, astilbe, heuchera and heucherellas have exploded with all manner of special features, lately. My astilbe did not like where I put it, (near a black walnut) on a north facing slope with ferns and ground cover. It was wonderful in my other garden will have to search out a better spot for it when spring comes.
I have pictures of the ghizou in my other garden...goes back to 2008. It is so pretty but not as hardy as the lactiflora.

13 Dec, 2016

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