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Re: Oriental Limelight

Thanks Marge, I forwarded your comments to the group.

----- Original Message ----- 
> ----------
> > From: Kitty <>
> > like that.  The new MGs in charge of that area say they intend to
> remove it
> > this year.

>  From: "Marge Talt"
> Well, good luck to them is all I can say.  I got it with a fair
> amount of trepidation as I have been fighting the plain green form
> (mugwort) for years; a most pernicious weed.   This is just a
> variegated form of that.
> I figured the variegation might slow it down a bit and put it in a
> spot that's about 2" of rotted woodchips over at least a foot of
> driveway gravel that got plowed into a bed, mixed with clay.  Figured
> that ought to calm it down a bit, too.  After 3 years (I think) mine
> is spreading a bit, but not a lot.  I watch it like a hawk.  I did
> notice the other day that it threw some plain green stems - those
> were pulled immediately.
> I did manage to kill a piece of it when I moved it under a purple
> barberry  - thinking that would be a nice contrast.  Well, it ended
> up being too shady for the wee thing and it expired, so there may be
> hope of getting rid of it if one needs to.  I have yet to totally
> conquer the weedy form that still pops up here and there in the
> garden off our deck...and I sifted that soil and dug at least 18"
> deep...sigh.  Before I made that garden, the top of that hill was
> absolutely covered in it and bindweed.
> This child travels via underground white roots, any teensy, tiny bit
> of which will sprout.  So, if your MGs really want to remove it,
> they're gonna have to dig deep and sift out the soil.....
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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