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USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 11 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Polemonium reptans

Jacobs ladder

A charming plant for shade, Polemonium reptans has attractive foliage and blue, bell-shaped flowers. The common name, ‘Jacobs ladder’ comes from the foliage arrangement, which resembles the rungs of a ladder. 


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

12-18 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Blue

Polemonium reptans Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Naturalizing

Flowering Months

  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=pore2