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Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven'

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Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven' flowers

Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven' flowers

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Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven' foliage

Polemonium 'Stairway To Heaven' foliage

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Ornamental Features

Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder has masses of beautiful spikes of lavender flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive ferny pinnately compound leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy lemon yellow variegation and tinges of white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Stairway To Heaven Jacob's Ladder will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features