Artemisia Oriental Limelight

jammcMay 18, 2006

Out shopping the other day, this plant caught my eye, and came home with me! Before planting it, I did a computer search--I found out it was quite invasive. All the information I could find was for warmer zones, so I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this artemisia? If you do--how tall does it get, is it very invasive, how does it spread? (rhizones or seedlings) If it is quite invasive, how do you keep it contained?

Thank-you for any information you might have.

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Pudge 2b

I planted a few 3 or 4 years ago in heavy clay soil and mostly sun exposure. It did travel some, but not by leaps and bounds and this spring I removed it without any trouble (turned that bed into a daylily patch). It spreads by rhizomes, and the first year it behaves well - you almost think there's no problem with the plant. It's the 2nd and subsequent years emergence where you see where the plant has travelled. I suspect if it's planted in loose rich soil, it will travel far and fast. It got to about 3' tall for me. Mine was in an area where it couldn't travel outside its boundaries so I never tried to contain it but I suspect planting it in a sunken 5 gallon pot with the bottom cut out would be sufficient to keep it in bounds.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 12:29AM
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luv2gro(z3a AB)

I was just asking about this plant the other day on the "What was in your shopping cart today" thread. Pudge's response is pretty much the advice I got, too. I never thought about doing it in a five gallon pail, though, Pudge. Thanks


    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 1:15AM
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kristal(3b MN)

I did the very same thing!! I bought a beautiful variegated one, found the posts here about it, and it went in its very own pot.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 11:05AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

I had mine for 2 years, and this year I don't see any signs of it, go figure, we had such a mild winter and all plants that didn't make it, was this one????


    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 1:38PM
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Pudge 2b

I found they didn't pop out of the ground too early, Sharon. I'd wait on it if I were you.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 7:51PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Ok Pudge, I'll wait a bit longer ;)

Any one growing Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizho', now that is one that I would buy in an instant if I could find it ;)


    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 12:17AM
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plantlady1758(S.E. MI z5)

I have a couple questions about this plant also...picked up a couple at the store the other day and there were no tags other than the name. I loved the foliage but know nothing else about this type of plant. What is "artemisia"? Is it going to flower? If so, when and what color? Is it planted just as an accent? Is it related to the lily family? How tall does it get?
Thanks for any help!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 4:04PM
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