Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'️

(Creeping Jacob's Ladder)

Rating: 🌻

Light: ⛅

Deer resistant: yes 🦌

Moisture: prefers moist soil

Size: 16” H x 16” W

Bloom: Clusters of blue, bell-shaped flowers in late spring

Garden zone: 3

'Stairway to Heaven' is a creeping, mound-forming plant with tiny alternate pinnate variegated green and yellow leaves that form a "ladder" on stems. The termini of stems are adorned with tiny blue bell-shaped flowers in May. In our garden it does not tolerate heat or much direct sun. It seems best in a moist, shady spot at the front of the border. Our plantings have had a spotty overwintering record.