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Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight
Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight
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Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight

Variegated Mugwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.075.920

(=‘Janlim’) A handsome, variegated version of the herb Mugwort. This forms an upright, bushy clump with very attractive foliage, but it has a tendency to quickly spread all over the border. Leaves are medium green, brightly splashed with creamy-yellow to ivory. One of the best uses for this selection is in tubs or containers with other perennials, so the foliage can be enjoyed from up close but the plant may be easily controlled. For best effect, cut back hard in late June to rejuvenate the plant with new growth. Plants should not be allowed to set seed -– trim off flowers heads as they appear. DO NOT unleash this plant in areas where its spreading tendency will become a problem down the road. USPP#12788: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   75-120 cm
   29-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.