Description: Hardy herbaceous perennial bears light blue to purple-blue or white, bell-shaped flowers born in dense clusters in early summer.
Habit: Clump forming plant grows 12 inches high and wide.
Culture: Prefers gritty, well-drained, but moist soil and full sun to light shade.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 8
This showy wildflower, also known as Skunkleaf Jacob’s Ladder, is found in damp meadows and along streams from Alaska to California. As the Lewis & Clark Expedition neared Hungery Creek along Idaho’s Lolo Trail June 27th, 1806, they gathered this plant at the “Head waters of Kooskoosky.” Thomas Meehan and other 19th-century horticulturist considered this to be the same as the Eurasian species Polemonium caeruleum, or Common Jacob’s Ladder, while most 20th-century botanists maintain that it is a distinct species.
Ships in a 4" pot.