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Re: Re: ? re: Artemesia

Clay doesn't stop it - it grows into my lawn often - unamended black concrete.  But I just dig 'em up and give them away.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 5/19/2004 10:50:59 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ?  re: Artemesia "Oriental Limelight"

> Melody, like others, I'd suggest you keep it confined in a pot.  It
> travels underground via a white root, any tiny piece of which can
> sprout - just like the plain old green one who goes by the name of
> mugwort and is a most pernicious weed, tho' not unattractive.
> Consensus appears to be that the variegated one does spread tho' from
> what people have said and what I've noted with mine, it doesn't seem
> quite as aggressive as the species...but, I've only had mine in place
> for a couple three years now, and mine is in 3/4" bluestone driveway
> gravel over clay with about 2" of humus on top of the gravel ...not
> exactly prime root spreading conditions.
> I think if you give it a *really* inhospitable site - in sun or part
> sun - like dry, stony clay soil, it might not wander too much, but
> you never know.
> You could sink a large nursery pot into the soil - put screenwire
> over the holes in the bottom so it can't sneak out of those - and
> plant it in the pot...and then watch it;-)
> It could also be, as Donna noted, that you'd have less problem with
> it spreading where you are than those of us south of you...but, given
> my war with the species, I would be loathe to bank on that without
> proof.
> It's a very pretty plant and if kept in place, well worth growing
> IMO.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > who doesn't always need more of that? :-) I found two little pots
> of
> > Artemesia Oriental Limelight and I know we've mentioned that plant
> on
> > the list here in the past few days but I couldn't remember the
> specific
> > comments. A quick search on line revealed that this plant can be
> quite
> > invasive...??? Help! That is the last thing I need.
> > 
> > 
> > Marge--one of the hits I got was a posting of yours at Suite101 or
> > something, so obviously you have experience with this plant. What
> > recommendations do you have, if any?
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