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Jacob's Ladder Seeds (Polemonium caeruleum) - Zone 3 - 200+ Seeds

Jacob's Ladder Seeds (Polemonium caeruleum) - Zone 3 - 200+ Seeds

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Jacob's Ladder, a hardy perennial, offers a captivating display with its fern-like, finely divided dark green foliage, and clusters of delicate, bell-shaped blossoms ranging from blue and purple to shades of white, yellow, or pink, depending on the cultivar. These fragrant flowers grace gardens from late spring through summer, reaching heights of 12 to 24 inches, occasionally taller. It thrives in partial to dappled shade, with variegated cultivars requiring more protection from direct sunlight. This plant's preference for cool, moist, but well-draining soils rich in organic matter aligns with its natural habitats alongside streams and rivers, though it's less tolerant of high humidity, which can lead to fungal issues.

In Canadian gardens, Jacob's Ladder can be a vibrant addition, offering early blooms and serving as a lure for pollinators. Its adaptability to cooler climates and shade makes it a versatile choice for adding texture and color to understory plantings or shaded borders.

Hardiness Zone: 3
Stratification: none required
Seed Source: Europe



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