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Polemonium pauciflorum (Yellow Jacob's ladder)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Polemonium pauciflorum

Other names

Yellow Jacob's ladder

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Species

P. pauciflorum - P. pauciflorum is a clump-forming, short-lived, deciduous perennial with erect to spreading, branching, softly hairy, usually pinnate leaves divided into elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaflets and loose clusters of tubular, pendent to horizontal, red-flushed, pale yellow flowers in summer.


Polemonium pauciflorum is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Flushed red, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. If becoming untidy, cut back by half in midsummer to rejuvenate. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tends to be short-lived, but often self-seeds.

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)

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Botanical name

Polemonium pauciflorum

Other names

Yellow Jacob's ladder

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Species

P. pauciflorum - P. pauciflorum is a clump-forming, short-lived, deciduous perennial with erect to spreading, branching, softly hairy, usually pinnate leaves divided into elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaflets and loose clusters of tubular, pendent to horizontal, red-flushed, pale yellow flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. If becoming untidy, cut back by half in midsummer to rejuvenate. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tends to be short-lived, but often self-seeds.

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 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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