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Directory of Wildflowers

Jacob's Ladder
Polemonium reptans

Jacob's Ladder in flower
Jacob's Ladder in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
8 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Blue
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Small blue flowers and foliage arranged like rungs on a ladder.

Culture

Partial shade; consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in moist woods. Listed as threatened in Michigan.