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Polemonium reptans ‘Touch Of Class’

Jacob's ladder

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

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Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Polemonium reptans 'Touch Of Class'
  • Common name: Jacob's ladder
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Jacob’s ladder, Polemonium caeruleum, is a lovely clump-forming perennial, requiring little maintenance. It performs best in borders with moist but well-drained soil. In early summer it produces bell-shaped flowers, which can be prolonged by regular deadheading. Plants can be propagated by sowing seed in autumn or spring, or by dividing plants in spring.

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Polemonium reptans ‘Touch of Class’ is a low-growing perennial, forming a mound of sage-green leaves with white margins. Clusters of fragrant pale-blue flowers appear on tall stems from late spring. It’s ideal for growing at the edge of a shady border or woodland path and it makes an excellent cut flower.

How to grow Polemonium 'Touch of Class'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Polemonium 'Touch of Class' and wildlife

Polemonium 'Touch Of Class' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Polemonium 'Touch of Class' poisonous?

Polemonium 'Touch Of Class' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People