Polemonium reptans L.

Greek Valerian

Upright to spreading perennial rhizomatous herb. Leaflets 7-19, ovate to lanceolate. Flowers blue; spring to summer.

N America


P. viscosum Nutt. from N America is also fairly readily obtained. It is an unpleasant smelling perennial to about 20 cm tall with mostly basal leaves; the leaflets are divided, giving them a verticillate appearance. [P. confertum A. Gray]

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Polemoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Polemonium reptans 'Blue Pearl'

To about 25 cm tall. Flowers blue.

P. 'Firmament' is also sometimes listed.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Polemoniaceae
genus        Polemonium L.