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Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
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Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Creeping Jacob’s Ladder

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.427.560

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.

Further details for
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower
   25-40 cm
   10-16 inches
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.