Polemonium Kaleidoscope 2L
(Jacob's Ladder)


Great for wildlife
May - July
60cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Great for both it’s foliage and flowers ‘Polemonium Kaleidoscope’ is an eye-catching perennial. In early spring the variegated foliage has purple-pink edges, which fade to cream as temperatures rise. This striking foliage acts as a lovely foil for the clusters of blue-purple flowers that float on stems above the foliage. This very free-flowering perennial is perfect for the middle of a flower border or patio container and is loved by bees and other pollinating insects.

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Polemonium are easy to grow, doing well in most fertile, moist but well-drained soils. They can be planted in a sunny or shady spot, but leaf and flower colour are best if planted in a position that receives both sun and shade. During the first season water regularly not allowing the soil to dry out. For more flowers and foliage apply a balanced fertiliser in April and again in June. Cut the plant back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.  

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