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Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight PBR

Variegated Mugwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.8m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green, cream-yellow

Description

Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight PBR (Variegated Mugwort). This is a variegated form of the common Mugwort, which has yellow-cream streaks on its scented, deeply divided, blue-green foliage. The plants was used to brew beer, before hops became more popular in Saxon times. The fresh and dried leaves repel insects and a tea made from the leaves can be used as an all-purpose insecticide.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous or Herb

Other common names

Variegated Wormwood

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Drought-tolerant

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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