Top Questions About Jacob’s Ladder Plants

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Questions About Jacob’s Ladder Plants

Asked by
Deby on
November 9, 2012

Q. What Winter Conditions Will Jacob’s Ladder Tolerate?

I live at 6, 000 ft in southern California, have lots of shade in my garden, but my soil is mostly decomposing granite.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 10, 2012
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This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jacobs-ladder/growing-jacobs-ladder-plant.htm
Polemonium is hardy zones 3-9 depending on the cultivar.
Jacobs Ladder grows best in full to partial shade areas in well-drained, evenly moist soil. The soil should be rich in organic matter, with a soil pH of 6.1 to 7.8. Too much sun or heat should be avoided because the leaves are prone to scorching.

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Asked by
heidi.thapa on
June 20, 2013

Q. Can I Plant the “Jacob’s Ladder” Plant in a Pot and Keep It Inside?

I have a Jacob’s Ladder plant. I love it; however, I live in an apartment complex where I don’t have any space to plant perennials.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 20, 2013
A.

Heidi, I don't mean to be a party pooper, but this perennial probably will not live inside. Of course, you can try, but the odds are against it. This article explains Jacob's Ladder: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jacobs-ladder/growing-jacobs-ladder-plant.htm

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Asked by
halfpintth on
August 28, 2015

Q. growing jacob’s ladder

I have a new grandson named Jacob and I want to get a Jacob’s ladder plant for his parents. Can you grow one indoors or outside only?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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Congratulations!
Jacob's Ladder is a woodland perennial. It would be difficult to grow indoors, but a shady garden spot would be perfect.

Here is a link with growing information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jacobs-ladder/growing-jacobs-ladder-plant.htm

I did find a perennial named Jacob's Rod.
http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/sceneef04.html

A Bee Balm or Monarda cultivator named Jacob's Rod-it is red in color.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bee-balm/bee-balm-care.htm

Good Luck with your garden project.

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Asked by
annabeth on
May 16, 2017

Q. Jacobs Ladder

I live in Iowa. Who sales Jacobs Ladder. So far I can’t find a garden place that sales this flower. Thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2017
Certified Expert
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I would check on line with a Google search. You can also check Etsy and Ebay, they are often a source for plants that may be more difficult to locate.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jacobs-ladder/growing-jacobs-ladder-plant.htm

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Asked by
sheila51 on
June 27, 2017

Q. Identifying a Plant

What is this called please?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2017
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Asked by
nanaof3 on
July 12, 2017

Q. house plant

is there a house plant named joesphs ladder?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2017
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 31, 2017

Q. Swapping plants locations

Hi
I planted Jacob’s ladder Polemonium and Euonymus Emerald Gaiety last May , 2 -3 months ago
I now want to swap their locations because I miscalculated the space they both need once matured.
Is it safe to do it now and if not , when ?
Thank you
Ofra Anker
Ofra@btinternet.com

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 31, 2017
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Wait until fall when the weather is cooler. Transplanting breaks off some roots so moving it when the plant is struggling with hot weather is very stressful and could kill it. Keep it watered until the ground freezes as the roots are still developing after leaf drop.

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