Jacob's Ladder: Our Favorite Flowers

Add vibrant color to the shady areas of your garden with this perennial.
jacob's ladder are flowers that love shady spot

jacob's ladder are flowers that love shady spot

Jacobs Ladder, or Polemonium Caeruleum, are flowers that will grow in shady spots where sun loving plants will not. Give them a head start by adding fertilizer to the soil when planting and water well until they are established.

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Need to add some spring color to a shady portion of your yard or garden? Consider Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum), which is tolerant of partial shade. It grows up to 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Plant with plenty of compost and water generously to get it settled. Jacob’s ladder doesn’t tolerate heat and humidity and thrives where summers are cool.