Polemonium caeruleum 'White Pearl'

Polemonium caeruleum 'White Pearl'

Jacob's ladder

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Polemonium caeruleum 'White Pearl'
  • Common name: Jacob's ladder
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Jacob's ladder, Polemonium caeruleum, is a lovely clump-forming perennial, requiring little maintenance. In early summer it produces bell-shaped flowers,

Plants can be propagated by sowing seed in autumn or spring, or by dividing plants in spring. Polemonium caeruleum 'White Pearl' forms a low mound of cream-edged green leaves. In mid-to late spring, clusters of brilliant white flowers hang on upright stems. It's ideal for using as ground cover at the front of shady borders and edging paths.

For best results, grow Polemonium reptans 'White Pearl' in moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms. In autumn cut back again to ground level.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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