Jacob's Ladder - Polemonium reptans
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Phonetic: po-leh-MOH-nee-um REP-tanz
Jacob's ladder gets its common name from its small leaflets which are arranged in a ladder-like manner along the long, graceful leaves. It does not tolerate hot, humid conditions and does appreciate a location with part shade. This self-seeding herbaceous perennial will also spread by rhizomes. Its native habitat includes moist, deciduous woods and stream banks. It has a low drought tolerance and will go dormant in drought conditions.
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Partial Sun, Shade
- Flower Color: Blue
- Bloom Time: April, May, June
- Soil Type: Medium - Moist
- Mature Plant Size: 1'H, 1-1.5'W
- Plant Spacing: .5-1'
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
- Advantages: Deer resistant, early source of nectar and pollen, foliage stays green all season
- Landscape Uses: Ground cover, rock gardens, shade garden, woodland garden
- Companion Plants: Foam Flower, Red Columbine, Virginia Blue Bells
- Deer Resistant
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