Greek valerian

Polemonium reptans

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Greek valerian (Polemonium reptans)
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Genus:  Polemonium
This North American native bears light blue bell-shaped blossoms in spring to early summer. It has a lax, sprawling habit to 1.5 feet tall. The leaflets are arranged like the rungs of a ladder, hence the common name.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Self-sows.
Care:  Provide humusy, moist but well-drained soil in part shade (or full sun in cooler climates).
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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