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Boreal Jacob's ladder 'Heavenly Habit' Polemonium boreale 'Heavenly Habit'

Description

Northern Jacob's ladder is a low growing clump forming perennial cultivar in the Polemoniaceae (phlox) family.  'Heavenly Habit' was named by Jelitto Seeds in 1999.  It was selected out of a test field of the genus, its more compact and uniform habit led to its being called 'Heavenly Habit'.

Cutting back in mid-summer will help to rejuvenate the plant. Deadheading on a regular basis will keep a more tidy appearance.

Its dense foliage remains dense right to the ground.  In containers, it makes a great filler in a 'spiller-thriller-filler' arrangement.  Its foliage will not lose its fresh green color during the season.

Propagation can be done by dividing the clumps.  The optimum time for division is in early fall or spring.    Best grown in a location that can provide even moisture and some shade, especially in warmer climates.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious issues.  Powdery mildew can occur.

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#fragrant#hummingbirds#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#low growing#perennials#cut flowers#velvety#mounding#edging#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#rock gardens#fern-like#cutting garden#clumping#urban conditions tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#filler#heat intolerant#humidity intolerant#woodland garden#compact#container plants#woodland#standing water intolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polemonium
    Species:
    boreale
    Family:
    Polemoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    High Arctic
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Easy to Grow
    Textural
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are adorned with a yellow halo and a white eye.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Fern-like glossy green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Upright stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Insect Pests