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Polemonium (Jacobs Ladder)
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Polemonium is commonly known as Jacob's Ladder. They are an excellent fast growing perennial, they will grow to between 24-40 inches in height. They have pretty bell shaped flowers and the foliage resembles ladder rungs, hence the name Jacob's Ladder. Polemonium require little maintenence, and can be cut back after they have first flowered to encourage new flowers. Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers rich, humusy, consistently moist soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Best performance occurs in cool summer climates. Plants may be cut back to basal foliage after bloom to tidy the planting, to prevent any unwanted self-seeding and to encourage a possible late summer rebloom. Easily self-seeds in optimum growing conditions Leaves are compound, alternately attached with leaflets opposite or alternate. Lower leaves have long stalks and up to 17 leaflets, upper leaves become shorter stalked with fewer leaflets, and simple leaves at branch tips
Scientific Name : Polemonium Common Name : Jacobs Ladder Blooming Season : Spring, Summer Plant Habit : Upright Water : Medium Position : Sun, Part Shade Height : 36inches
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