Jacob’s Ladder


Brise d’Anjou

Polemonium caeruleum, commonly called Jacob’s ladder, is a clump-forming perennial that typically forms a foliage mound 12-18” tall and as wide. Odd-pinnate compound leaves (to 27 leaflets each) appear ladder-like, hence the common name. Cup-shaped, blue-violet flowers appear in loose, drooping, terminal clusters from May to July.

Brise d’Anjou features fern-like, evergreen leaves that are bright green with creamy yellow edges. It is a naturally occurring mutation that was discovered growing at a nursery in Brissac-Quince, France. Its bright foliage and blue flowers will brighten shady locations in border fronts, rock gardens, woodland gardens, cottage gardens or shade gardens.

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