Brise d’Anjou Polemonium has green leaves with creamy white variegations. In addition to the beautiful foliage, blue flowers bloom in late spring and early summer. Polemonium is commonly known as Jacob’s Ladder because the leaves grow opposite each other in a ladder-like pattern.
Polemonium prefer more shady locations especially here in the south. If they get too much sun, the leaves can burn. They are happy in rich soil that is kept evenly moist and they get upset when the soil dries out. To keep them looking their best, trim the bloom stalks when they are finished. This could lead to another show of color later in the summer. Not too many things are known to bother these colorful plants, however, leaf spot and powdery mildew could occur in humid climates.
Spacing: Plant 18 to 24” apart.
Height: Grows 18 to 24” tall.
How To Grow: Plant in part shade to full shade.
Outstanding Features: Variegated foliage brightens up shady spots.
Tips: Plant in a cool shady spot for best results. Does not like heat and humidity.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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