‘Bressingham Purple’ is a compact Jacob’s ladder cultivar that, as the cultivar name suggests, features purplish tinted leaves and cobalt-blue flowers. Odd-pinnate compound leaves (to 27 leaflets each) form a foliage mound to 8” tall. Leaves appear ladder-like, hence the common name. Leaves show purplish hues in cooler weather (spring and fall). Cup-shaped, cobalt blue flowers appear in loose, terminal clusters (cymes) atop burgundy stems in spring (April-May in the St. Louis area). Flowers may rise to 15” tall. Flowers are fragrant.


Zone: 3-8

Height (mature): .75- 1ft.

Width (mature): .75- 1ft.

Bloom Time: April to May

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage Color: Green

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Polemonium Caeruleum (Jacob's Ladder) 'Bressingham Purple'

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