Polemonium yezoense var. hidakanum ‘Bressingham Purple’

An invaluable May-colour-gap-filler, which flowers at just the right time to give oomph to your borders. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 511470-1 £7.95 Delivery late February
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring/summer planting 511470-3 £21.95 Delivery late February
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Polemoniums are a vital May-colour-gap-filler, which like aquilegias, flower at just the right time to give an oomph to your borders and to fill your vases just when the tulips are over but summer perennials and roses are yet to get going.

Like aquilegias, it is happy in sun or dappled shade. This variety has similar clear blue flowers to ‘Northern Lights’, cupped in shape and held in clusters from late spring to midsummer. The added bonus is the lush mound of deep green, ferny foliage, which takes on dark purple tones in spring and autumn.

Genus Polemonium
Group/Species yezoense var. hidakanum
Variety Bressingham Purple
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Jacobs Ladder
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Highly scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Ideal for the front of a border in dappled shade. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips These plants will self-sow. Deadhead if you do not want a scattering of random seedlings next year. Allow to die down over winter and remove old foliage if desired.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Polemonium yezoense var. hidakanum ‘Bressingham Purple’ reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gilly

The plant was a rather sad specimen and the flower spike already going over. Past it’s best.

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Reviewed 25th May 2019 by Gilly

The plant was a rather sad specimen and the flower spike already going over. Past it’s best.

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Reviewed 10th May 2019 by Sophie

Ordered plant on phone. The person who took my order was extremely helpful and even offered to keep the plant until I got home from holiday. It has now arrived as promised and looks in very good condition. Many thanks for great service. Will plant out when it stops raining

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Reviewed 10th May 2019 by Carolyn

Excellent plants received, beautifully packed. No complaints, only pleasure.