My Polemonium - Knowledgebase Question

North East, MD
Question by Natureboy042
November 30, 2000
Last year I baught a Polemonium, monarda 'petite delight', and a perovskia. The Perovskia is doing great , blooming just this year, but the other two, the monarda and the polemonium, died, I did everything right, I made sure they got the right amount of sunlight, and that the soil was a little moist but not soaked, what happened?

Answer from NGA
November 30, 2000


Polemonium tends to go dormant in mid summer, so your plant may not be dead after all. It does however require an evenly moist soil, even possibly a woodsy type of soil high in humus. The monarda would need a rich soil that is evenly moist and a location in morning sun or partial shade for best results. Of the three, the perovskia is probably the most resiliant plant although it does best in a hot sunny location that is well drained. I suspect the conditions may have been either too hot or too sunny or too dry for the other two plants.

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