A picture of a Creeping polemonium

Creeping polemonium

Polemonium reptans

Also known as

Sweatroot, Bluebell, Greek valerian, Abcess root

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Creeping polemonium

Creeping Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A photo of Creeping polemonium

Creeping polemonium Overview

This species produces good ground cover. The leaves are alternate, the flowers are blue and cup-shaped.

Common problems with Creeping polemonium

How to propagate Creeping polemonium

Cuttings

You can propagate the annuals from seed and the perennials from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of Creeping polemonium

Border, edging, naturaliser, shade, rock garden