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Greek valerian

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

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This variegated cultivar offers white-edged leaves with pink tints on a compact plant to 1.5 feet tall. It bears light lavender-blue bell-shaped blossoms in spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsMore vigorous than P. caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'. Introduced by the New England Wild Flower Society.

CareProvide moist but well-drained soil and full sun to part shade.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall. Divide in spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew.

  • Genus : Polemonium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers, Shade
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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