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Polemonium pulcherrimum

Polemonium pulcherrimum
Marvellously structured fresh leaves

Common name western sky pilot
Family polemoniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers powder blue (summer)
Size 3-6"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Compact perennial native to subalpine areas of northern Asia and North America. Typical Jacob's-ladder foliage, but on a quite low-growing plant. Even the flowers rise only slightly above the clump of compound leaves. Prefers some shade in the heat of summer.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (89%G, 5-9d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (50%G, 5-8d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (20d; 16%G, 5d) - 35F (3w) - 70F (no G, 3w)

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