Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'PBR
Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent'
A clump-forming, deciduous perennial, producing dark green leaves flushed with purple. Upright stems bear lightly fragrant, open bell-shaped violet-purple flowers in the spring and summer.
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Polemonium can be annuals or herbaceous perennials or upright or spreading habit, with pinnate leaves and usually clustered, tubular, bell, or funnel-shaped flowers
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How to grow
Grow in any fertile, well drained but moist soil in sun or partial shade. Dead head regularly
Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Divide in spring. Propagate for own use only.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back to the base in autumn
May be susceptible to powdery mildew
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