Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven'Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven'

Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Broad, bold, cream variegated foliage with 12 inch stems bearing light blue flowers from May-June. It's a very hardy large-leafed Polemonium introduced by Bill Cullina of the New England Wild Flower Society. The pink leaf tones during cool periods adds interest. It's much bolder and more showy in foliage then Polemonium 'Snow and Sapphires', however the flowers are more visually interesting on 'Stairway to Heaven'.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 12″ / 10″ / 15″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): May, June

SKU: POLSTH Categories: ,
Common Name Variegated Jacob's Ladder
Family Polemoniaceae
Genus Polemonium
species reptans
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP15187
EU Grant # EU15723
Bloom Time May, June
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green, Pink, White
Dormancy Required
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? First introduction of a variegated P. reptans, and it is nice.
Landscape Value Mixed beds, borders, filler, container.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 10" / 15"
Soil (Garden) Well drained fertile soils.
Water (Garden) Moderate
Special Uses --
Comments It has a high tolerance to East coast heat and humidity.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.8 – 2.2
pH 5.6 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 3 – 5 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven' - Product Profile
Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven' - Growing Recipe

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