|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: June 4, 2005
Jacob's Ladder is a plant that requires partial sun. The polemonium
"Snow and Sapphires" variety has variegated leaves and light blue flowers in
the shape of bells.
It grows wonderfully in shady areas that get some sun during the day. Requires
moist, well drained soil. Does not do well in sunny, hot and dry conditions.
You can use Jacob's ladder as a perennial border and it also looks nice in rock
gardens. Feel free to cut flowers after blooming to stimulate another round of
Jacob's ladder gets its name from the variegated leaves with white that
resembles rungs on a ladder. You can order online at
www.hampshirefarms.com. The plants at our home put on a wonderful show
of leaf color and flowers from June through July. The plant will reach a height
of 12 inches and can withstand temperatures to -30 degrees fahrenheit.