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Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' (Bronze Jacob's Ladder 'Purple Rain' )Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Bronze Jacobs Ladder 'Purple Rain' (Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain') Herb in 1L Pot

An unusual form of Jacob's Ladder, this plant forms a lush mound of ferny foliage in a stunning bronze-purple shade, later becoming green. Upright stems of dark violet blue flowers appear in late spring (April-May).  Cut back after flowering to enable a a possible second flush of blooms in the autumn.   Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is a hardy and vigorous garden plant it likes a position with full sun or part-shade, It is a good choice for mixed borders or woodland gardens. 

Herb Usage

In days gone by the original Jacobs Ladder was used in herbal medicine for its diaphoretic, astringent and expectorant qualities; an infusion of the root being considered useful in coughs, colds, and bronchial and lung complaints, producing copious perspiration. This particular variety has been developed for its foliage and flower and has no known medicinal use.

Buy Bronze Jacobs Ladder 'Purple Rain' Online

Our Bronze Jacobs Ladder 'Purple Rain' potted herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' (Bronze Jacob's Ladder 'Purple Rain' )Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Moist well drained soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 75cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Polemonium yezoense ‘Purple Rain’
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Attractive Foliage
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal