Jacobs ladder - Polemonium caeruleum


  • Height: Grows to 40cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: blue
  • Flowering period: From June - August

A hardy perennial with clusters of blue flowers. In Greek times Jacobs ladder was prescribed for dysentery, toothache and poisonous bites, in Europe for rabies and syphilis. It is seldom used today as a medicine, but as an ornamental cottage garden plant.