Common Name: Jacobs Ladder

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist
  • Height: 1-2′
  • Flower: Pink, Blue, Violet, Feb, Mar
  • Fruit: Small green ovoid ribbed capsules that turn brown as they ripen.
  • Fall Color: Yes
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest

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Polemonium reptans has slender, low-growing, arching, delicate red stems with dark green pinnately compound leaves topped with flowers borne in loose, drooping clusters. The flowers are either pink or blue, five-petaled, and bell-shaped with a large stamen. Thrives in rich moist soil with filtered light. Jacob’s Ladder goes dormant during hot summer months after blooming, and re-emerges during the cool fall months, staying green through the winter.

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