Polemonium caeruleum Brise d'Anjou ('Blanjou')

Common name: Jacob's Ladder

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Polemonium ‘Brise d’Anjou’ features violet-blue flowers from late spring to early summer. Creamy-edged, fern-like foliage on bushy clumps. Specialty plant with elegant, vibrant, creamily variegated foliage to brighten shady garden spots. Comes to Must Have Perennials from a chance discovery by Rene and Maurice Prouteau in Anjou, France.

Uses & Attributes

Mixed border, Rock garden, Specimen, Container, Cut flower, Long blooming, Attracts butterflies and bees, Deer resistant


  • Height: 12"-18"/30-46cm
  • Spread: 18-24"/46-61cm
  • Habit: Mounded


  • Blooming time: Spring, Summer
  • Flower color: Purple
  • Foliage color: Variegated, Green, White