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Stairway to Heaven Jacobs Ladder

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' is a variegated selection of Jacob's Ladder introduced by the New England Wildflower Society. The oval-shaped, green leaves are splashed with cream and edged in pink during cool weather. The leaves continuously regenerate, keeping the plant looking fresh from spring to fall. Bell-shaped, light blue flowers cluster at the top of the stems in late spring to early summer. 

This herbaceous perennial forms a mounded shape that reaches 18 inches high and 15 inches wide. The parent species is a native woodland plant found in eastern North America. Stairway to Heaven is a robust variegated selection that lives much longer than the species. Use this perennial as a groundcover in a perennial border, woodland garden, or wildflower meadow. It also grows well in a container for a fuss-free patio display.

Stairway to Heaven Jacob's Ladder Care

Stairway to Heaven thrives in part shade, although it will tolerate full sun in cool summer climates if given sufficient moisture. It adapts to various soil types, including clay, sand, chalk, and clay. It prefers evenly moist soil that drains well. Water it regularly during the summer months to ensure the soil never dries out. Mulch with high quality compost around the root zone to conserve moisture.

After flowering, remove the entire stem to encourage rebloom later in the summer. Clean up any spent foliage in early spring before new growth starts. It can be divided in spring or early fall.

Stairway to Heaven Jacob's Ladder Spacing

To carpet a large area, space individual plants approximately 1 foot apart, center on center, in staggered rows.For container planting, select a weather-resistant pot at least 12 inches in diameter with drainage holes.

Stairway to Heaven Jacobs Ladder Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: May
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Stairway to Heaven Jacobs Ladder
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: POLEMONIUM R. `STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN`

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.