The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'

jacob's ladder

Photo of Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'


An unusual jacob's ladder with variegated foliage edged in creamy white and flushed with pink during the cooler spring weather. In mid to late spring this foliage is crowned with upright stems bearing clusters of light blue to white flowers. Named after the slender, fresh green leaflets which are arranged on the branched stems like the rungs of a ladder!


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Attractive to bees

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Cut the plant back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. Cut down to the ground in autumn.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 40cm

Eventual spread: 45cm