Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

Jacob’s Ladder is a shade garden classic. Light blue flowers and vigorous, short foliage add much needed color to spring gardens. A necessity for any shady or woodland garden.


Sun:    Shade, Part Shade, Full Sun
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Blue
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Jacob’s Ladder is a vigorous woodland flower capable of growing in sunny spots with enough soil moisture. Creates nice short mounds of light blue flowers.

Companion Plants

Shooting Star
Star Sedge
Dutchman’s Breeches
Wild Geranium
Ivory Sedge