More Information About Polemonium
The genus Polemonium is a phlox relative that contains many attractive small garden perennials that are not known for thriving in the heat and humidity of the south. However, we have uncovered a few gems that perform admirably in our humid Raleigh, NC garden. We are happy to make these heat-tolerant Polemonium varieties available to you.
The name Polemonium comes to us from the Greek "polemos" or "war"'. As the story goes, two princes both claimed to have discovered the plant and from that dispute, the genus name Polemonium was derived.
Polemonium plants prefer woodland conditions...partial shade, moist, amended, well-drained soils and a near neutral pH. Polemonium bloom in the spring with pretty, little, blue/lavender flowers. If you cut back Polemonium plants in late spring, you may also get a second flush of flowers. Polemonium are small plants and look best in a rock garden or near a path. Try pairing Polemonium with astilbe, heuchera, carex, or other small spring bloomers. When you're ready to buy polemonium for your perennial garden, check out our online list of polemonium for sale.