Plant Library

Jacobs Ladder Purple Rain

Common Name: Jacobs Ladder

Botanical Name: Polemonium

Variety: Purple Rain

Blossom Color: Violet/Blue

Bloom Time: May-Jul

Zone: 4 to 7

Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 12-18"

Mature Width: 12-18"

Notes: This exceptionally dark form features fernlike, maroon foliage in spring and fall, transitioning to deep green in summer. Clusters of relatively large, soft violet blue flowers appear well above the foliage in spring; may rebloom if deadheaded. Best in rich, cool, moist soil.