Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

"Jacob's ladder"

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

1 bare root — £2.98

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Description

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' is a wonderful cultivar. In early spring the leaves emerge as dark bronze or purple. Soon after this the numerous, nodding violet-to-purple bell-shaped flowers start to form on upright stems. In the centre of each bloom are anthers of bright yellow. The blooms are highly fragrant. As they start to fade in summer, the foliage begins a colour transition towards a deep, fresh green. Composed of leaflets arranged in pairs opposite of each other, the foliage resembles the rungs of a ladder, hence the common name of Jacob’s Ladder. This is a very free-flowering perennial, and is loved by bees and pollinating insects.

Extremely hardy, easy-to-grow and mound-forming Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' is ideal for the middle to front of a flower border or bed, or in a patio container, in part-shade – although both heavy shade and full sun tend not to diminish the flowering potential significantly. It provides nice texture, and a good contrast to its neighbouring plants.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green, bronze

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Jacob's ladder" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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