5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Jacob's Ladder Overview
Polemonium caeruleum has a clump forming nature that in spring produces mounds of fern like green leaves on erect stems, these die back in late autumn. In summer, blue bell shaped flowers appear in clusters from tall upright stems.
Common problems with Jacob's Ladder
Generally pest free.
How to harvest Jacob's Ladder
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder are easy to grow from seed and can self-seed around themselves quickly in the right condition. These can be lifted and potted on when young. Otherwise, seed can be collected and sown where you would like them to grow in either autumn or spring. Seed can also be sown indoors in early spring, and grown on until after the last frost before planting out.
Lift and divide clumps in early spring as the plants new growth starts to emerge. Re plant into its new position straight away and water.
You can propagate the annuals from seed and the perennials from seeds or cuttings.
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Other uses of Jacob's Ladder
This plant suits being included in mixed borders in cottage or informal garden designs. It will also do well in woodland, wildlife friendly and coastal plantings.
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