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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

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    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Artemisia Oriental Limelight = 'Janlim' (v)

mugwort [Oriental Limelight]

mugwort [Oriental Limelight]

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  • Other common names mugwort [Oriental Limelight]

  • Synonyms Artemisia vulgaris 'Limelight'
    Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'

    Artemisia 'Oriental Limelight'

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  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads

  • Details Oriental Limelight is an upright, bushy herbaceous perennial. The aromatic foliage has ragged edges and is bright green generously splashed with creamy-yellow. The insignificant flowers appear in late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Can be invasive

Propagation Divide in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Remove all flowers to prevent self-seeding. Cut down to ground level in autumn

Pests Generally problem free

Diseases Generally problem free

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