Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionWhat do you get when you combine stunning foliage with perfectly purple flowers? 'Heaven Scent' Jacob's ladder (Polemonium hybrid), a stunning combination of foliage and flowers! Fern-like foliage grows to resemble a ladder, giving this plant unique appeal and texture in the landscape. Come spring, dozens of bell-shaped blue-purple blooms appear, dazzling gardeners and pairing perfectly with other plants in the garden. This deer-resistant beauty is not only beautiful, but its flowers are fragrant, hence its name. Try planting 'Heaven Scent' in masses or even in a container; you'll be please when its fragrant blooms return year after year!DetailsBotanical name:Polemonium reptans x yezoense Common name: Jacob's ladder Zone: 3 - 7 Sun exposure: Full (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day) Height x width: 18 - 24 Inches Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring-Summer Bloom time: Spring Features: Rain gardens, rabbit resistant, proven winners, low flammability, fragrant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Border, shade gardens, cottage gardening, massing, pollinator gardens, woodland, wildflower gardens How To GrowSoil: Thrives in any well-drained soil. Light: Perform well in full sun if given adequate moisture, but prefer part sun in warmer zones. Water: Will thrive in average to moist conditions, but prefers not to be soggy in winter. Spacing: 15-18 inches apart Fertilizing: Fertilizer isn't needed regularly. Light applications of all purpose garden fertilizer in early spring, but be sure not to over fertilize as this can result in weak, unattractive growth. Winterizing: Do not apply mulch over crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Deadheading after bloom may increase the chances of rebloom. Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well.
My plant order arrived in perfect shape, even the dirt in the pot was still damp, weathered them off for about a week here in Maine, and now planted outside, seems to be doing well.
While the 2 Jacob's Ladders have not really had time to fully settle in my garden, they were so healthy and robust when planted it is obvious they are going to be an excellent addition. I’m looking forward to experiencing the fragrance.
Came in great shape
Little slow in growing, and finally we got rain. The plant came very green and full.
Recommend this nursery!
M. (North Carolina)
I did eventually move mine to a shadier spot on the property, as she tends to wilt in full sun.