Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium reptans

Jacob's Ladder is a shade garden favorite with both excellent foliage and lovely flowers. The delicate compound leaves support a proliferation of small, lavender-blue blooms for several weeks in April or May. The early blooms are a reliable source of nectar and …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
77050-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam
Soil Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Lavender, Blue
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators

Jacob's Ladder is a shade garden favorite with both excellent foliage and lovely flowers. The delicate compound leaves support a proliferation of small, lavender-blue blooms for several weeks in April or May. The early blooms offer a reliable source of nectar and pollen for some of the season's first pollinators.

A moderately shady site with loose, rich soil is best for this plant - it would be well situated in a garden on the north side of the house. Unlike so many other spring blooms, the foliage of Jacob's Ladder stays fresh and green all summer. Mature plants are typically around a foot tall and somewhat deer resistant. Mulch with leaves.