Jacob's Ladder

Polmonium

Jacob's Ladder - Polmonium

Common Name: Jacob's Ladder
Genus: Polmonium

The common name Jacob’s Ladder is probably a reference to the arrangement of the leaflets on the midrib of the leaf; resembling a ladder.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This Genus includes both Perennial and annual plants. Polmonium usually flower around late spring to mid-summer. The flowers are small and cup-shaped and are often produced on upright flower stalks. Flower colour is most commonly violet or blue, there are also some white forms available. The perennial species often form clumps. The foliage of Polmonium is divided into leaflets.