Polemonium pulcherrimum – (Jacob’s ladder)


This variety has the largest flowers of all of the “Jacob’s Ladders”. And as indicated by its name it has beautiful blue flowers which will make a welcome addition to your early spring flower  garden


This plant has the largest flowers of all of the Polemoniums. The flowers are saucer-shaped and have bright yellow eyes and they are borne in abundant showy clusters in early spring. It is an appealing plant, and a desirable addition to any garden. The plant  has many admirers.   It is native to Western North America from Alaska to Arizona and New Mexico. It  will tolerate a wide range of conditions, and will grow in dry shade. It grows to a tallish plant in an open and airy manner and it has finely cut leaves.

NOTE: Shipment to Australia prohibited

Sowing advice

For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, one can also sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.

Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Jacob's ladder



Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet