Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' PP15187
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Jacob's Ladder-Variegated|
Selected by Bill Cullina of the New England Wildflower Society. An outstanding and colorful new cultivar sporting green leaves with white leaf margins that are tinged with pink. Pale lavender blue, 3/4 inch bell-shaped flowers with white stamens are produced from early through midsummer. This selection is larger and has a looser habit than the other varieties.
Breeder: Bill Cullina
Origin: Native Cultivar
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Polemoniums grow best in cool, moist environments. They will grow in full sun in the northernmost reaches of their zone but prefer afternoon shade in the warmest regions where it grows. Keep plants watered during the warmest months of the season, but be sure the soil is well-drained, especially in winter. Cutting plants back by 1/3 after blooming may encourage sporadic rebloom in late summer.