Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian

Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian

Polemonium reptans

Part shade to light shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, humus-rich soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  1-1.5 ft. height, blooms in spring, blue flowers, freely self-seeds in optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Lightly statewide, heavier on the Western Highland Rim

Charming plant with showy flowers for the woodland garden. Easy to grow.  Will go dormant in summer under drought conditions or if planted in full sun.  Attracts bees and butterflies.


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