Heavenly Habit Jacob's Ladder

'Heavenly Habit' Northern Jacob’s Ladder is a compact perennial that is covered with a profusion of delicate flowers and fuzzy foliage. The pale violet-blue, lightly scented flowers bloom from early-to-late summer with yellow halos and white eyes. Native to high arctic land, these hardy plants will add a delicate beauty to a sunny or part-shade garden. Attractive fern-like foliage adds even more texture. Deer resistant.
Zones3 - 7
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread12-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(10-12" tall x 12-24" wide) 'Heavenly Habit' Northern Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium boreale) flowers with delicate violet-blue, sweetly scented flowers on upright stems with lacy fern-like foliage. Bees and butterflies love the flowers that cover the plant from early-to-late summer, and you will enjoy this unique, low-maintenance perennial in both sun and part shade. At 10-12 inches tall it’s nice in borders, containers, rock gardens, and woodland settings. It grows best in compost-enriched, well-drained soil that is moist. In sunny areas, protect Northern Jacob’s Ladder from extremely hot afternoon sun, it prefers mild temperatures. A great companion for hosta, columbine, and Oriental poppies. It’s compact form and height make it perfect for a gravelly slope, rock garden, or border. Mix with Vision® Violet Cranesbill for an exuberant color show. Deer resistant this hardy perennial is also generally pest-free. Cut back by half in midsummer to refresh if desired. Hardy in zones 3-7, the plant may be easily divided in spring for even more flowers.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Heavenly Habit Jacob's Ladder
Botanical Name
Polemonium boreale Heavenly Habit
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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