Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Jacob’s Ladder

Polemonium reptans
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue
Fall Color: Green
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

8 to
12
inches

Spread:

10 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 8 to
12
inches
Spread: 10 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 8 to
12
inches
Spread: 10 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Mix with other perennials in a shade garden or naturalize in a wooded area.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in part shade in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Very pretty light blue, bell-shaped flowers in loose clusters appear on sprawling, weak stems in mid- to late spring. The foliage looks fresh and green all through the growing season.

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