Sunday, May 24, 2009

Can You Identify Me, Please?

This pretty plant with variegated foliage piggy-backed its way home with another plant I purchased earlier in the spring. It's been growing and there are now 3 of them in this pot. I haven't wanted to place it separately in the garden yet, because I don't know if it might be invasive or not.


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I'm hoping it's something good...because I love the variegated leaves. It will provide some interesting contrasts in my garden. And it was a volunteer in the container!
Can you identify this plant for me? Thank you for your help!

--Today I am thankful for plant 'volunteers'!



LATER THAT SAME DAY...Janet, The Queen of Seaford, has just identified this as Artemesia 'Oriental Limelights' and boy, is it ever invasive! I guess I won't be planting it in the garden after all. Now I'm not even sure I should keep it in a pot...what if some of it gets loose?! Thanks, Janet!

39 comments:

  1. It is a pretty leaf but a mystery to me too I'm afraid!

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  2. I wasn't able to enlarge the pictures for a better view, but... that looks an awful lot like a flat leaf parsley to me! Did it happen to come in with an herb?

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  3. OH NO!!!! Don't plant it in anything other than a container! That is Artemesia 'Oriental Limelights' calling it an aggresive grower is to put it mildly.

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  4. I don't know what that plant is but its pretty(-:

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  5. JANET! Thank you! I actually had looked for it and 'thought' it might be Artemesia Oriental Limelights but since I'm no expert I wanted to ask. I didn't want it to be invasive because it's so pretty but I DID read about it earlier and that's why I wanted to be sure!! Thank you so much;-)

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  6. What a shame it's a pooper and a free one at that because the varigated leaf is attractive. Well, at least ya found out before planting it.

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  7. The leaves are really nice. Too bad about what it turned out to be. :0)

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  8. happy sunday jan.
    so enjoying your lovely flower collages...have a wonderful monday.

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  9. This plant has attractive leaves :-)

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  10. Too bad because it really is pretty. Maybe you can grow it in a pot.
    Debbie

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  11. That's what I thought it was, but I wasn't sure, because the leaf looked a little differently shaped than the kind someone had planted in a flower bed at church that thankfully was a raised bed, and not where it could escape.

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  12. It is pretty, but also pretty lucky that Janet knew what it was and could warn you! Phew, crisis averted.

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  13. I think it looks like Artemesia 'Limelights'.
    You can try smell the folage for the artemesia smell?
    Linda

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  14. Hi Jan~~ I unwittingly purchased A. Oriental Limelight' several years ago. It was a teeny tiny thing. Eventually I planted it in the garden after taking cuttings--can you imagine? And it's no surprise that they rooted within minutes. :) It has taken several years to eradicate the multitude of runners snaking their way around the garden.

    Needless to say, I grow it in a container now next to similarly colored plants. It thrives yet stays where it's put.

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  15. Hi Jan .. I had limelight artimesia a few years ago .. planted it in the garden .. I thought it was pretty .. but it ran like a little devil .. I had to get rid of it .. but putting it in a pot is reasonable .. enjoy it on its own, it is a pretty plant even if it can be a "bad boy" ! LOL

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  16. Jan, I don't know that particular type of artemesia but as a genus, it DOES spread. In fact, I've been trying to get rid of some in one of my beds for the last four years now. Eqach season I think I'm successful... until the next spring. The only artemesia that doesn't spread like crazy, and is so cute!, is Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound.' I think you're right not to plant yours, even in a pot. Although it mainly spreads by runners, it must have gotten INTO your nursery pot somehow, so I bet it would go from a pot into your garden!

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  17. P.S. Jan, I have had the back-up title "This and That Tuesday" in mind for some time, in case I don't make it for "Mish-Mash Monday." As always, I am in awe of those who update every day!

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  18. Could it be a variegated Verbena of sorts? That's what it looks like to me. It's a pretty little thing, but if it's invasive, that's another story, isn't it?!!

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  19. Wow!
    Another must-have plant.

    Pot and cut it down when flowerstems start to rise?

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  20. Oh yes, I too recognized it immediately. A fabulously trendy and attractive plant that has turned out to be a thug!!! It's everywhere, and I keep working to get rid of it (but still feel sorry it didn't work out).

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  21. Hi Jan~
    It sure does have pretty leaves! Too bad it's invasive. I imagine it would make a nice contrast in a container arrangement.
    Happy day~ Karrita

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  22. That's too bad that it's an invasive, Jan; it has such pretty foliage. Your purple peony is a beauty; next year you should have a plethora of peony blooms:)

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  23. It certainly is pretty. Maybe you can find a secluded spot around a lone tree or shrub to start a little patch of it.
    Marnie

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  24. Hi Jan, I want to come to the defense of the artemesia. I think it a fine plant in areas where other things won't grow. The foliage is wonderful and will brighten a dark shady area in a woodsy setting. It is not nearly as invasive under our stand of tall pine trees that suck up all the moisture from the earth. It should not go in good soil among little guys though. I allow it to scamper among the hellebores and daylilies. It goes dormant in winter too.

    Frances

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  25. This is ALL valuable information, I'm getting it all down. Thanks for providing the speciman, for this lesson. :)

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  26. Hey, thank you for visiting my humble little blog. You're a big fish in the Blogging world! I love your photos, now you're going on my blog list. How did I not know about you before???

    Carrie

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  27. Your mystery plant, that is no longer a mystery, certainly is attractive with that variegated foliage. Sounds like it will be pretty planted in a container, with security guards standing nearby to make sure they don't attempt an escape.

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  28. Weed can be beautiful too :)

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  29. You can always try it in a container. That's what I do with my Obedient Plant (another thug). :)

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  30. Thank you Jan! I just found another plant for the space under the big trees in my garden where nothing else grows! Just need to find out if this artemesia likes sun.

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  31. It is good that you did found that out before you planted it.

    /MB

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  32. Jan, Hi...I just saw this plant at our local botanical garden and it was beautifully planted in a larger garden....maybe 3 foot wide! Maybe I should let it go to war with the vinca! Have a good day! gail

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  33. Hi there Jan!
    I LOVE that paeonia to.. the 'White Cap' !!! Its a favorit!
    The other yellow one that you coment on today is a herb??paeonia... not a treepaeonia.
    Linda

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  34. Jan, thank you for trying to help me with my Feed issue. I tried what you suggested and it still didn't update. I have no clue what to do now. I've read and researched, changed things around in my settings. Did a new Atom feed and still not updating. Quite frustrating to say the least.

    Thanks also for your encouragement regarding my family. It has been very difficult to them suffering. I'm so glad that you beat your cancer! It's no wonder that you sense life's beauty, wonder and fragility in the way you do.

    Take care!

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  35. It's a good thing that someone figured out what kind of plant it is and let you know that it is invasive. I love plants with varigated leaves too so I probably would have made the mistake of planting it. -Jackie

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  36. My experience is that if it came in a pot of something else you bought...it's not a good thing for the home garden.
    Soooo sorry about your ankle.
    Crutches....that really stinks !

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  37. Sounds like my kind of plant, Jan. With 5 acres I'm always on the lookout for plants that do a bit of spreading and are good at taking care of themselves. One man's meat is another man's poison. Love the photos in your blog. Some really beautiful shots.

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  38. Jan, I'm glad you were able to get it identified! I've just heard about artemesia plants... and it sounds as though they're all quite aggressive. (I guess I don't need one!) ;-) Happy Day! :-)

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  39. Hi Jan

    A quick unrelated comment, just to say keep an eye on those Tick bites. Nasty bluddie creatures they are. If you visit http://joanne-orangecottages.blogspot.com/ you'll see what I mean.

    Rob

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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