|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial, Shade|
|Height||1' - 2'|
|Bloom Color||Lavender, Blue|
|Bloom Time||May, June|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
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.