showy Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)

numerous stems with small opposite leaves with pale blue to lavender flowers

showy Jacob’s ladder

 

Common name: showy Jacob’s ladder
Botanical name: Polemonium pulcherrimum

Light: Part sun
Height: 8 – 16 inches
Water: moderate to low, somewhat moist is best
Soil type: rocky to gravelly loam or organic soils

Perennial wildflower with small opposite leaves and numerous pale blue to lavender flowers in early summer; forms large clumps; cats love this plants and will often roll in it; gorgeous plant but somewhat odiferous

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