Purple Rain Strain Jacob’s Ladder
Polemonium yezoense ‘Purple Rain Strain’
12-20 inches high x 12-18 inches wide
Full Sun to Part Sun
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This is a distinctive form of Jacob’s Ladder that forms a lush mound of of ferny foliage in a stunning black-purple shade that later becomes green—very distinctive in the garden. Upright stems of soft blue phlox-like flowers bloom from May through June. Great cut flower potential! Dead-heading is recommended as it tends to reseed. Attracts butterflies, not deer.
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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:
These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
About sizes of our plants:
Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.