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Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' (PBR)

jacobs ladder

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' (PBR)

jacobs ladder

  • available to order from late summer
  • 9cm pot
  • £8.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Jacob's Ladder gets its name from the arrangement of its leaves – pairs of opposite leaflets resembling a ladder. In early summer, erect stems rise up from the green foliage carrying clusters of scented bell-shaped, blue flowers. A cottage garden favourite, Jacob's Ladder is happiest in partial shade, and looks equally at home in a wildlife garden setting or in grass. It self-seeds freely.

  • Garden care: Cut the plant back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. In autumn cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.