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Polemonium 'Sonia's Bluebell' (Jacob's ladder 'Sonia's Bluebell')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polemonium 'Sonia's Bluebell'

Other names

Jacob's ladder 'Sonia's Bluebell'

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Sonia's Bluebell' _ 'Sonia's Bluebell' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial forming a mound of pinnate, dark green leaves, burgundy-flushed when young, and small clusters of lightly fragrant, broadly bell-shaped, pale blue flowers in late spring to early summer.


Polemonium 'Sonia's Bluebell' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring; Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Polemonium 'Sonia's Bluebell' (Jacob's ladder 'Sonia's Bluebell') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best planted in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil preferably in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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 'Sonia's Bluebell'

Other names

Jacob's ladder 'Sonia's Bluebell'

Genus

Polemonium Polemonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Sonia's Bluebell' _ 'Sonia's Bluebell' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial forming a mound of pinnate, dark green leaves, burgundy-flushed when young, and small clusters of lightly fragrant, broadly bell-shaped, pale blue flowers in late spring to early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring; Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polemonium 'Sonia's Bluebell' (Jacob's ladder 'Sonia's Bluebell') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best planted in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil preferably in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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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