Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Polemonium reptans, White Pearl, Creeping Jacob's Ladder

Common Name: Creeping Jacob's Ladder

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Polemonium

Species: reptans

Cultivar or Variety: White Pearl

Characteristics of Plant
Blooms May-June

Partial Shade

Best where soil does not dry out

Although it's common name calls it a "creeper", this plant actually forms a clump; groundcover; Native American medicinal herb; said to have some fragrance

germination: 3 weeks frig; then ~70*F - from http://tomclothier.hort.net/page04.html

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Plant Height
8 - 10 inches

Plant Form
Ground Cover


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color

Nutritional Needs

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

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