Polemonium pauciflorum – Cheap perennial plants


Creamy yellow trumpet flowers on upright stems in late spring to early summer. The outer tips have a lovely apricot haze.

Handy size, grown in a 9cm pot:

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Polemonium pauciflorum description

Beautiful yellow trumpet flowers with apricot markings in late spring and early summer.

I totally agree with the comment on the Rob’s Plants website [1] where he says:

I don’t know what it is with this plant, but its seed seems to be happiest as an imposter….We were surprised one spring (two seasons after we had first grown them) to find several self-seeded plants, blooming. I find it’s actually more charming when mixed at random into other plantings …

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, or near a patio, but it is a little tricky and behaves like an annual if not happy. Once one or two self sown seedlings (which are not a nuisance) have found a comfortable place then they will continue on.

Common name: Yellow Jacob’s Ladder.


Polemonium pauciflorum flowering in June
Polemonium pauciflorum in June

The picture above are of a plant that was growing in the glasshouse floor and has had the colour ‘bleached’ out in the sunshine,

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade


What type of soil:

Well drained soil, but not too dry.

How much moisture:


Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy, but it can be short lived if it’s not in the right place.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Cheap perennial plants for your container, raised bed, rockery, patio and borders.

[1] Rob’s Plants website – opens in a separate window

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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