Jacob's ladder with kobalt blue flowers and purple-hint leaves. Great addition to hosta or other half shade or shade-loving plants.
Compact clumps, usually grows to 1-1.5' x 0.75' wide. Compound, purple tinted leaves for the whole season, but the color gets stronger in cooler temperatures.Cup-shaped flowers in April and May.
Part sun (in cooler areas only), better half shade to full shade (or dappled shade), average soil with average moisture (medium to medium-moist). This Jacob's ladder likes moisture. Avoid hot spots or hot afternoon sun. Plants pereform better in somewhat cooler spot or cooler regions, so we don't recommend them for deep south states.
Hardy in zones 3 to 8. Deer and rabbit resistant, black walnut tolerant.
Best in shade or half shade garden, woodland garden, woodland edges, combined with spring ephemerals (Mertensia, Trillium, Sanquinaria), Brunnera, Geum, Gillenia, Hosta, Helleborus, Epimedium, Primula, Polemonium, and grasses like Carex or Hakonechloa.
Picture copyright : public domain, author Rob Bakker
Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot