Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Polemonium brandegeei

 
Polemonium brandegeei

Common name Jacob's ladder
Family polemoniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers yellow
Size 8"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes sharply drained soil
From seed need cold treatment (4-8 wks)
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Yellow-flowered Jacob's ladder, with long tubular blooms on short stalks above frilly foliage. I received seed for this species in a trade one year, and have been propagating it from collected seed every year since. I've not been able to keep it alive through the winter yet. Since the plants should be cold-hardy in our climate, I blame the winter-kill on imperfectly drained conditions. They're not bad as annuals, though - they flower profusely from mid-summer onward. Perhaps regular dead-heading would also help improve the chances of the plant overwintering. The identification is somewhat in question, because several other yellow-flowered polemoniums share similar characteristics.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Polemonium brandegeei


Visitors to this page have left the following comments


Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy. 2wks 65F (4%G, 9d), 7 wks cold (4%G, 6wks), 65F (76%G, 2-5d)
  2. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy. 30%G from 6wks cold (32-54d)
  3. Seed from '03 garden. Baggy. Cold 5 wks, 20%G at 65F, 5d


I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

common mis-spellings: brandegii, brandegei

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: November 14, 2004
Contact me