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Polemonium pulcherrimum Golden Feathers

Scientific Name : Polemonium pulcherrimum
Common Name : Jacob's Ladder
Hardiness Zone : 5b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -15°F (-26°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Shade Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 10 - 13" (25 - 33cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Shade
General Information : Add some showstopping color to your shade garden with this exciting golden variegated Polemonium. Bluish-purple flowers are a bonus in the late Spring to Summer months.
Idea & Tips : Plant in full to partial shade in well-drained, fertile soil.
Grower InformationGolden variegated foliage brings innovation to the shade.
  • This unique Polemonium stands out against the competition, providing growers with more options for the shade and increased sell-through at retail.
  • Produces bluish-purple flowers from late Spring to Summer.
  • Great accent plant in rock gardens, landscapes and small containers.
'Golden Feathers'
Protection InformationPPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      68-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      None
      Mist:
      Low mist or tenting
      Fertilization:
      Balanced fertilizer 50-75 ppm once rooted to the bottom
      Pinching:
      None
      Transplanting:
      7-8 weeks after sticking
      Comments:
      This is a tissue culture raised item. Please see our detailed tissue culture propagation guide at darwinperennials.com.
    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      1,500 to 2,500
      Vernalization:
      Yes
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 100 to 125 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      None
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Pythium and rhizoctonia can result from overwatering.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      6-8 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      April to June

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