Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Polemonium yezoense Purple Rain (Jacob's Ladder)

This herbaceous perennial features indigo star-shaped flowers sporting cream anthers topped with buttery yellow stamens, that grow in clusters atop tall, thin burgundy stems. Below is a low mound of purple-black, graceful, fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture