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Polemonium - yezoense 'Purple Rain' / jacob's ladder

    Polemonium - yezoense 'Purple Rain' / jacob's ladder


    Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is an attractive herbaceous perennial plant that features delicate, deeply cut foliage and showy, bell-shaped flowers in shades of purple. This cultivar is a hybrid between Polemonium caeruleum and Polemonium reptans, two other species of Polemonium. It is a relatively new cultivar, introduced in the 1980s.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
    • Spread: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
    • Flower color: Shades of purple
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Deeply cut, fern-like foliage
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full sun
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden settings. It is perfect for mixed borders, rock gardens, or woodland gardens. It can also be used as a groundcover or edging plant.

    This plant is easy to grow and requires little maintenance. It is drought-tolerant once established and is not often bothered by pests or diseases. It is also deer-resistant.

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    Care Instructions:
    Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun. It is important to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Regular deadheading can help prolong the flowering period. In the fall, the foliage will die back naturally, and the plant can be cut back to the ground.

    Final Thoughts:
    Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is a beautiful and versatile plant that can add a splash of color to any garden setting. Its delicate foliage and showy flowers make it a standout plant, and its ease of care and tolerance of a range of growing conditions make it a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.