Variegated Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Oriental Limelight
Cultivar name: 'Janlim'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Variegated
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP12,788, PBR1306


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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2007-07-26- The plant is inseparable from Hemerocallis Peggy Jeffcoat, but
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Location: TwispDate: 2015-05-17May - when it's still short and attractive.
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Location: TwispDate: JuneThis plant would be quite nice if it would just behave itself.
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Location: Yukon, OklahomaDate: 2012-05-22lovely varigation
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-12-13
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-05-22
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Posted by keyi (Yukon, Oklahoma - Zone 7b) on May 23, 2012 12:03 AM

Grow this one in a container. It spreads by underground runners and can be very invasive. Wonderful in sun to full shade, but in a pot!

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Jun 6, 2015 9:10 AM

I put this under a crabapple tree as a groundcover - the tag on the plant said it would only be a foot tall or some other nonsense. I really like the looks of it when it first comes up and it's short, but mine ends up about 4 feet tall and it's a thug! I'm thinking about just cutting it back with the lawnmower from time to time to keep it looking nicer. I think it looks ratty when it gets so tall and is not at all what I had in mind. I would try to pull it out except that it's already moving into the surrounding lawn, so I'm guessing that's not an option.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 22, 2017 3:19 PM

I was unable to keep this going. For some reason, I struggle with all artemisias, perhaps my soil is too acidic for them.

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