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16/09/2012 at 22:31

Has anyone heard of a plant called Oriental Limelight before?

It looks like the Marijuana plant in a funny sort of way.

17/09/2012 at 06:36
17/09/2012 at 07:48

Yes thats the one. I bought mine about 5 years ago and every year the frost gets it - only  to return the following year- even bigger. I have not seen it since in any garden centre around my way. Its very pretty although also an irratant im told.

17/09/2012 at 11:14

Yes, it is sold as a basket plant, please don't plant it in your garden, or let it escape from any basket or container in which you might use it - it is one of the most pernicious weeds I know, virtually indestructable - still digging it out after a small peice dropped from a basket unseen, 8 years ago!!


17/09/2012 at 11:22

Oh are you sure? Its been in the ground for 4 years and is still about 1ft wide to 3ft high. It hasnt spread anywhere.

Oh im worried now.

17/09/2012 at 23:31
I know of artemisia limelight. Lovely yellow foliage but don't plant it in the garden. It's a rampant thug. It will infiltrate nearby plants v quickly spreading roots and popping up everywhere. Similar to houttynia chameleon; will take over
17/09/2012 at 23:52

i have one in my garden it does spread a bit but the winter cuts hit back. and i just pull out what don't want. i don't let it go to quite happy with it.nice foliage.

18/09/2012 at 02:35
Yep it looks lovely
18/09/2012 at 07:26

Thank you. As of yet its been on best behaviour but i decided yesterdayafternoon to take it out incase it got over excited in the future. My friend is due to give me a cutting of a Lilac tree so thats what i will put in its place. And to be honest the fact it was toxic did make me avoid it at the best of times.

Rest in peace Mrs Limelight.


18/09/2012 at 14:25
You sound a lovely person cia
18/09/2012 at 15:13

Why thank you Chris - i hope your not after free cuttings from my gardens.

18/09/2012 at 21:09
Ecky thump, CIA, you have rumbled me
18/09/2012 at 21:35

Christopher i can send you some Oriental limelight if you fancy

18/09/2012 at 23:32
ER, let me think thanks. Ha ha
19/09/2012 at 07:26


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