Variegated Jacob’s ladder

Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Variegated Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou')
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Genus:  Polemonium
This dramatic cultivar has bright green leaves that are richly edged with cream. It bears lavender-blue blossoms in spring, and grows from 1.5 to 2 feet tall.
Care:  Provide rich, consistently moist but well-drained soil in part to full shade.
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
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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