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Artemisia 'Oriental Limelight'(Wormwood 'Oriental Limelight' )Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Wormwood 'Oriental Limelight'(Artemisia 'Oriental Limelight')Herb in 1Litre Pot

Wormwood 'Oriental Limelight' is a bushy spreading perennial is a semi-evergreen plant which has beautiful deeply divided yellow and green leaves and is also commonly known as variegated mugwort. Providing a large exhibition of lovely foliage, this is an excellent border plant too. The flowers are fairly unimpressive, small and off-white they are outshone by the beautiful foliage which is a perfect foil for brightly coloured flowers in your border or container. As a plant, it is well suited to mixed borders, as well as the herb garden, and works well as a ground cover or rockery planting.

Artemisia prefers full sun and shelter where it will flourish, especially if the soil is dry but fertile, making it an ideal drought resistant plant. It may need some protection in winter if you are in particularly cold area especially  when the plant is young. This shrub is fast growing and requires cutting back in late autumn to keep a good shape. It does have a compact habit, approx 50cm wide x 50cm high.

The flowers produce a scented blossom and the foliage is aromatic as well, making Artemisia a tough plant suitable for problem areas, as well as container growing.

Herb Usage

Wormwood has been used therapeutically since ancient times. in fact its common name wormwood is thought to come form the belief that it could rid the body of harmful organisms. Wormwood is the main flavouring of the spirit 'Absinthe'. It was also used in the past as a digestive aid and in preparations as a diuretic. Wormwood 'Limelight' has been developed to take full advantage of the beautiful foliage rather than any herbal use.

Product Warning  - The leaves may cause skin irritation wear gloves when handling.

Buy Wormwood 'Oriental Limelight'Online

Our potted Wormwood 'Limelight' herb plants are generally available to buy online from March to September.

Artemisia 'Oriental Limelight'(Wormwood 'Oriental Limelight' )Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Cream
Height 50cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Artemisia ORIENTAL LIMELIGHT 'Janlim'(v)
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy very cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Artemisia 'oriental limelight'

    Posted by Aidan F on 4th Oct 2023

    Nice plant just what I expected. Exceptionally well packaged

  • 5
    Artemisia Limelight

    Posted by Jan Carlisle on 22nd Apr 2021

    Fabulous healthy big plants, beautifully and securely packaged. So glad to have found Hooks Green Herbs!!

  • 5
    busy gardener

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2020

    Lovely plant will use hook green herbs again

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2020

    Really beautifully grown plant (- all the herbs I've bought from Hooksgreen Herbs are!!)I am delighted with this. When the sun is shining behind it, it looks absolutely stunning!! Really pleased. Excellent service from these lovely herb growers too!!

  • 5
    Fantastic service

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Apr 2020

    Plants arrived promptly and so well packaged.very healthy looking

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2019

    Arrived very promptly and in very good condition.

  • 3
    Arrived in good condition but pot-bound

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and in good condition. It was well packed and protected. However I was surprised to find it pot bound. Thankfully, having prised the roots apart and potted it on it is growing away well.

  • 5

    Posted by Sally on 19th Jun 2019

    Arrived very promptly and in very good condition. Would recommend this supplier