POLEMONIUM caeruleum

Jacob's Ladder



Height: 2-3' (60-90cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Blue, white.

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Polemoniales (Jacob's Ladder Order)
Family: Polemoniaceae (Jacob's Ladder Family)
Genus: Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder)
Species: caeruleum (blue)
Polemonium caeruleum

Polemonium caeruleum is an easy to grow plant providing flowers throughout the summer. It forms neat spreading clumps of light green pinnate leaves, with stems around 2-3' high bearing clusters of open or bell-shaped flowers in various shades of blue or white with contrasting bright yellow stamens.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(24 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a small pointed ball inside the chaffy calyx. Each individual flower
produces a seedpod, making up a chaffy seedhead.

Seed The seeds are dark brown chips. There are several seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedleves are pointed. The first true leaves are pinnate.

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