Jacob’s Ladder –
(=’Blanjou’) Recently introduced to North American gardeners, this was a chance discovery at a nursery in France. A first-class foliage plant for using towards the front of the border, where its variegated green and creamy-white leaves look for all the world like some exotic fern. Heads of violet-blue flowers rise above on short stems in early summer. This seems to prefer a partly shaded situation with protection from hot afternoon sun, particularly where summers are warm and humid. Also excellent in mixed containers. From Blooms of Bressingham®. USPP#9781: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Deep Green, White, Yellow Variegated
Coralbells – The dainty spires of red or pink coral bells are fine companions for Jacob’s ladder in light shade.
Phlox – In light shade creeping phlox has flattish flowers in pinks, blues, and white that mix well with those of blue Jacob’s ladder.
Candytuft – The dark leaves and dramatic white flower heads of perennial candytuft provide a strong foil for Jacob’s ladder in sun.