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Polemonium Genus

Jacob's ladder

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Gritty
  • WaterMoist

Description

Polemonium genus (Jacob's ladder). This genus consists of about 25 species of annuals and perennials, they will form clumps of soft, bright green ferny pinnate leaves. The flowers are tubular, bell or funnel-shaped and usually white, blue or pink.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sky pilot

Origin

Europe, Asia N & C America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Borders.

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy and easily cultivated in any moist, fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seed and the perennials from seeds or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may be a problem.

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