Oriental Limelight

CiaCia Posts: 154

Has anyone heard of a plant called Oriental Limelight before?

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



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623
    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • CiaCia Posts: 154

    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.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    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!!


  • CiaCia Posts: 154

    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.image

  • 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 mad.am quite happy with it.nice foliage.image

  • CiaCia Posts: 154

    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.


  • CiaCia Posts: 154

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

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