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
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5-10 $5.99 ea.
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SKU
77050-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam
Soil Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial, Shade
Height 1'
Bloom Color Lavender, Blue
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1'
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators

Jacob's Ladder is a woodland plant, 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.