Polemonium reptans - Jacob's Ladder

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    Polemonium reptans - Jacob's Ladder

    SKU: C17150



    Jacob's Ladder naturally occurs in rich, moist woods and alongside streams, typically forming a mound about 12" tall. It features lovely light blue, bell-shaped flowers, in loose clusters appearing in spring. Its attractive leaves are arranged like the rungs of a ladder (hence the common name). It is also juglone tolerant so you can grow it under Black Walnut and Hickory trees! Best grown in moist, rich, well-drained soil in part shade, Polemonium reptans is perfect for the spring shade garden!

      Sun to Pt Shade
    Approx. 40 seeds per pack - 1,111 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies & Honeybees!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.