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Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
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Plant Type: Perennials

An outstanding and colorful new cultivar sporting green leaves with white leaf margins that are tinged with pink. Pale lavender blue, 3/4 inch bell-shaped flowers with white stamens are produced from early through midsummer. This selection is larger and has a looser habit than the other varieties.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow, polemoniums prefer a cool, moist environment with protection from afternoon sun. Deadheading will encourage sporadic reblooming in late summer. Though it seldom needs to be divided, it may be done in spring or fall.

Flower Color

Pale lavendar blue

Foliage Color

Green leaves with white leaf margins, tinged with pink

Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Good Companions

Astilbe-Hybrid (Astilbe ), Columbine (Aquilegia ), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Grass-Ornamental (Carex morrowii), Hosta (Hosta ), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Lily-turf-Blue (Liriope muscari), Solomon's Seal-Variegated (Polygonatum odoratum)

Plant Height

12-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs, Consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Specimen, Border, Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

Early to mid-summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Part shade to full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests