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Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' (Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

Other names

Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent'

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Heaven Scent' _ 'Heaven Scent' is a mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, dark green leaves, flushed purple or bronze in spring and summer, and upright stems bearing clusters of lightly fragrant, open bell-shaped, violet to purple flowers in summer.


Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Flower

Violet in Summer

Foliage

Flushed bronze, Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green, Flushed bronze, Flushed purple in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' (Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Leaf and flower colour are best in a sunny position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'

Other names

Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent'

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Heaven Scent' _ 'Heaven Scent' is a mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, dark green leaves, flushed purple or bronze in spring and summer, and upright stems bearing clusters of lightly fragrant, open bell-shaped, violet to purple flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Violet in Summer

Foliage

Flushed bronze, Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green, Flushed bronze, Flushed purple in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' (Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Leaf and flower colour are best in a sunny position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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