Jacob’s Ladder

It is also called Greek Valerian. The plant can grow tall up to 90cm and has bell-shaped purple-blue flowers.

The foliage of the plant resembles a ladder.

The flowering time varies but usually is between mid-spring to early summer. The colour of the flowers also varies.

When planning to combine flowers of different colours this plants can provide a contrast to other colours in the background or along the borders as they tend to be much taller.

They prefer shady areas. Ideally, you should combine them with other shade-loving plants where you plant them.

A well-drained soil and regular watering are needed for the best results.

Make sure they do not get too much sun otherwise you will not have much luck with them.

Watch this video to know more about Jacob’s Ladder.

You can also plant it in a container.

Watch this video to see how the plant looks like. 

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 Jacob’s Ladder Flower Facts Made Easy

All you need to know about growing Jacob’s Ladder Flower

Common Name

Jacob’s Ladder

Botanical Name

Polemonium Caeruleum

Annual Or Perennial

Perennial

When To Plant the Seeds

Early Spring

Germination Time

Fast

Flowering Period

After Growing From Seeds

Flowers in Second Year

Late Spring/Early Summer

Lasts for 2-4 weeks

Flower Colours

Mostly Blue, lavender, White, Yellow and Pink

Height 

Grows To 30 cm-90 cm Tall

Width 

Reaches Between 45 cm-60 cm Wide

Distance Between Plants

Needs About 45 cm

Soil 

Likes Well-Drained

Rich Organic

Feeding

 Early Spring With a Balanced Fertilizer

Sun

 Prefers Shady Area or Partial Shade, Does not like Too Much Sun

Water

 Keep Moist

Hardiness

 Drought Tolerant

Disease and Pest Resistant

Propagation

 Division

Seeds

Pruning

 Cut the Flower Stems Back to the Base

Remove the Yellow Leaves

Maintenance

 Generally Low Maintenance

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