Polemonium caeruleum 'Bambino Blue'
This is a compact and sturdy form of 'Jacob's Ladder'. Lovely blue, bell shaped flowers are produced in clusters above ornamental, light green foliage. The removal of spent flower stems will encourage re-flowering. Ideal plant for growing in patio containers. This plant dies down in winter to regrow in spring.
Keep well watered until firmly established. Plant into any average garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Trim away any old flower stems and foliage in spring.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
May - August