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Family: PolemoniaceaeMain Season: SpringFlower Colour: BlueLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: Semi-EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
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A fine plant (if only we were sure of it's name!) that makes neat clumps with large clear blue flowers to 40cm in spring. Very showy. Good soil in sun or light shade.
The largest flowers we've ever seen on a Polemonium in a lovely rich but bright blue on tidy clumps. Doesn't seem to self seed (at least not in the c 15 years we've had it).
Obtained many years ago as Polemonium cashmireanum but that seems to be a synonym of Polemonium caeruleum ssp himalayanum which is much taller, narrower and smaller flowered than this plant. P. c. himalayanum also self-seeds quite a bit which our "P. cashmireanum" has never done. Polemonium kiusianum looks possible but more research needed!
Iris sp. NOT halophila£4.50
Neat clumps of upright foliage and pretty sky blue and white flowers to c. 50cm. Good soil in sun. From Beth Chatto as Iris spuria ssp halophila but it isn't!
Lamiaceae sp MCW58£6.50
Wild collected by the late Michael Wickenden as a Nepeta species but we suspect something else. Tall, branched spires of tiny bright blue flowers, 1.4m.