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Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent'

Polemonium caeruleum

'Heaven Scent' is a Jacob's ladder variety in the Polemonium genus with a scientific name of Polemonium caeruleum. Heaven Scent is a variety of hybrid Jacob's ladder .

Forms a ferny mound of green foliage that has deep purple-blue highlights from spring into summer. The foliage grows about 1ft. tall and is topped by loose clusters of lightly fragrant, blue flowers in late spring.

This easy-to-grow perennial looks great in the middle to front of the flower border. It easily mixes with most other garden plants. Though most Polemoniums prefer afternoon shade, ‘Heaven Scent’ seems to be able to take a bit more sun than the others as long as a good supply of moisture is available.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally grows to a mature height of 70.0 cm (2.27 feet).

Heaven Scent Jacob's ladder is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent'

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Keep in mind when planting that Heaven Scent is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Heaven Scent are Zone 3 and Zone 7. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Heaven Scent likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Heaven Scent from seed

Ensure a seed sowing distance of 7.02 inches (18.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 19°C / 66°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Heaven Scent about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Heaven Scent

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heaven Scent is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Heaven Scent

Jacob's ladder 'Heaven Scent' information

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