After 2 years of misnaming this beautiful little native in my garden, the unknown plant finally has a confirmed identity. It is the shade-loving Polemonium reptans otherwise known as Greek valerian or Jacob’s ladder. And now I feel quite dumb, since I just bought another one of these last Saturday at the Native Plant Sale. So now I have two of these in the garden. That’s okay, it is my favorite spring blooming native at the moment. 🙂 Here’s some facts on this perennial from Ask Mr. Smarty Plant:
Light Requirement: Part Shade – Full Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Drought Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist, humus-rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Will go dormant in drought conditions.
If you would like more information about this native wildflower here’s another link I found that had some great useful information: easywildflowers.com.