Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum) grows normally in shady forests and moist woods, but the hearty plant can also endure drier and sunnier areas. It is hardiness and adaptability, along with it is fragile blue or purple flowers make it a favored for gardeners. Jacob’s ladder is suitable for Sunset Climate Zones 1 through 11 and 14 to 17. Much treatment is n’t needed by the crops, starting gardeners or making them perfect for active. This plant can come back and meet Jacob’s ladder’s fundamental requirements and handle you with its ladder-shaped small and foliage blooms year after.
Choose an area in your backyard with shade. The ladder of Jacob can grow in full sunlight, but it thrives in more shady areas.
Plant in well-drained soil. In case your soil drains badly or retains plenty of dampness, amend it with sand, peat, pumice or other additives to enhance drainage.
Space your plants 18 to 24-inches apart to allow space for development. The ladder of Jacob reaches about 2-feet 3-feet tall and wide.
Water frequently so the soil does not dry. The ladder of Jacob grows best-in soil that is persistently moist but not damp. The blooms that are small wilt rapidly in dry conditions.
Cut back the stalks that are dead following the first bloom to encourage the plant to bloom in mid- to late summer. Feed using a well-balanced fertilizer in spring, mid summer and fall. Feeding throughout drop is not needed, but helps the plant survive cold temperatures.