Polemonium Brise d’ Anjou

Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)  po-le-MOH-nee-um   

Brise d’ Anjou:  A first-class foliage plant for using towards the front of the border where its variegated green and creamy-white leaves look like an exotic fern. Heads of violet-blue flowers rise above on short stems in early summer. This variety seems to prefer a partly shaded situation with protection from hot afternoon sun, particularly where summers are warm and humid. Also excellent in mixed containers.

Part Sun

Height: 12-18″/Spread: 16-18″

Early Summer

Size Available: 1 Gallon

 

 

Description

Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)  po-le-MOH-nee-um   

Jacob’s ladder gets its common name from the ladder-like or pinnate structure of its leafy foliage. In the spring and early summer months, it shoots up slender stalks from which hang clusters of bell-like flowers. A shade-loving variety, it has origins overseas but is often found in the United States in garden cultivation now. It’s such an easy-growing plant that it can even be considered slightly invasive if it’s in the right environment! However, it can be maintained and kept to its beds as well. Jacob’s ladder blooms in the spring to early summer months, often at the same time as allium species and the bleeding heart plant. Bell-shaped flowers hang in clusters from the end of their flower stalks and may range in color from blue to pink, yellow, purple or white.