• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Shade Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Spring into Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:po-le-MOH-nee-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Late Spring into Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Anemone (Anemone); Astilbe (Astilbe); Flax Lily (Dianella); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. For a neat appearance, remove spent flower stems. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Originally from the From Blooms of Bressingham® breeding program.

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