Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Creeping Jacob’s Ladder
USDA Zone: 3-9
Simply the best variegated Jacob’s Ladder ever introduced. This forms a low mound of medium-green ferny leaves, each leaflet strongly edged in creamy white and flushed with pink during cooler spring weather. Clusters of lightly fragrant violet-blue bells rise taller in mid to late spring. New fresh leaves continue to appear all season, keeping this variety looking good from spring through late fall. Ideal for edging a shady border or growing beside a woodland path. Appreciates average to moist soil conditions. Afternoon shade is recommended in warm summer regions. Trim back the flower stems as soon as blooming is finished. Introduced by the New England Wildflower Society. USPP#15187, CPBR#3113: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Sun Exposure   Partial Shade

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Light Blue

Blooming Time    Late Spring  Early Summer

Foliage Color   Light Green   Variegated   White

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Alpine & Rock
Attracts Butterflies    Attracts Hummingbirds
Border    Containers
Cut Flower    Deer Resistant
Edging    Fragrant
Massed    Specimen
Wild Flower   Woodland

Flower Head Size   Small

Height   10-16 inches

Spread    16-18 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium