Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Bloom: April – May
Suggested Uses: Jacob’s Ladder blooms profusely in part sun. It is low-growing and is great for softening harsh edges in gardens and woodlands. The arrangement of the leaflets along the leaf stalk resembles a tiny ladder.
Native Range: Native to the east-central U.S., including the southeastern corner of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Provides an important early-season food source for bees and beneficial flies.
Flowers: The bell-shaped flowers are 3/4″ wide, with 5 flaring lobes and 5 white-tipped stamens. They bloom on clusters on the top of the plant.
Leaves: The leaves are divided into a feather-like arrangement of many ovate or lance-shaped leaflets. Each leaflet is about 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ long with pointed tips.
Other Names: Greek Valerian
More information: USDA plant profile