Terra Nova

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Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • Outstanding tri-color foliage
  • Bright blue flowers in spring
  • Hardy & long-lived

Stunning variegated foliage that is a mix of green with white margins and in cool weather or full sun will turn pink. Has vibrant blue flowers that appear in the spring. It is heat tolerant and deer, rabbit, and squirrel resistant. Great plant with season-long interest. Native to the eastern U.S.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Naturalizing, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Fragrant flowers
Growth Habit: Upright

Homeowner Growing Tips: Polemonium does best in cool, moist climates, and should be grown in full sun to partial shade in the North, or full to partial shade in the South. It prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. After flowering, cut the plant back by 1/3 to stimulate re-bloom.

Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. - www.terranovanurseries.com
Common Name: Jacob's Ladder
Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer
Garden Height: 12-24 Inches
Garden Spread: 12-18 Inches
Size Category: Mid: 16 to 36 Inches
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot