Polemonium Brise D’ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Polemonium Caeruleum Brise d ‘ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
If anyone knows me they know I love foliage plants, foliage with color other than just green. Variegated in nature which makes these two varieties so popular.
Well, in this photo there is two jacob’s ladder also know as Polemonium.
Stairway to Heaven PP#15187 (right) has the larger leaves with light blue flowers, and the Brise d’ Anjou PP # 9,781 (left ) has smaller leaves with darker blue flower.
These perennial plants look great at all times regardless if blooming or not. One reason to add them to your landscape.
Polemonium Stairway to Heaven
When this variety of polemonium comes to life in the Spring, you will see pink edges along the leaf edges, it is just beautiful , I love this feature!
As it grows it forms a mounded shape that blooms light blue flowers in late spring, the blooms are lightly fragrant.
Appreciates growing in a moist area especially if you live in a warmer climate. Plant in a semi shade area , depending on where you live but would definitely give it shade in late afternoon hours.
Stairway to Heaven keeps on producing leaves throughout the season.
Grows to a height of 15-20 inches with a 12 inch spread, and is hardy in zones 4-8.
Polemonium Brise d’ Anjou
Eye catching Jacob’s Ladder Brise d’ Anjou is another must have perennial .
This cultivar is very similar , but the leaves are slightly smaller and the bloom is a violet blue in color
Attributes for both Polemonium include: Attracts Butterflies; Native; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Clump forming and needs stable moist conditions, protect in harsh winters, may be slow to come back if left get dry in the fall months.
Grows 18-24 inch with flower, and hardy in zones 4-8 , zones seems to vary online slightly so do your research in your area.
Plant once again in a partial shade to shade area
Both varieties of Polemonium give you interest all season regardless of bloom. This is a added feature which you will not get with most perennials. They look great planted in masses, amongst hostas, etc.
I love them and recommend them if they are suited for your area zone.