Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Jacob’s Ladder

Latin Name: Polemonium reptans

Flower Description:

Light blue flowers on slender stalks in open clusters at the end of stems arising from leaf axils in the upper part of the plant. Flowers are about 2/3″ across when fully open, bell-like with 5 oval petals that may be slightly pointed and have somewhat wavy edges. The 5 stamens are shorter than the petals and tipped with large white anthers.

FamilyPhlox
Season BloomMay - July
HabitatPart shade, shade; moist rich soils
CyclePerennial
Height10-20"
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are compound, alternately attached with leaflets opposite or alternate. Lower leaves have long stalks and up to 17 leaflets, upper leaves become shorter stalked with fewer leaflets and simple leaves at branch tips.
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