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The Barefoot Florist of A Splendid Affair is the premier florist in Carterville, IL. We are a FULL service florist and take pride in delivering the freshest birthday flowers, get well flowers, sympathy and funeral flowers, wedding flowers, as well as holiday deliveries such as Mother’s Day flowers and Valentine’s Day flowers! We use only the highest quality flowers and plants for our customers! We also provide custom wedding flowers, as featured on WeddingWire. We provide afternoon delivery to the southern Illinois region of Carterville, Marion, Herrin, Carbondale, Murphysboro, and all surrounding towns. We deliver artistic flowers arranged in our “brick and mortar” flower studio located in a cool old vintage American Foursquare, one of the few historic homes left in Carterville, Illinois. We have been at this location since 2012, and have been in business since 2006. We believe in excellent customer service, custom designs are our specialties as well as accommodating our clients’ needs. We really believe in that small town feeling and we strive to provide client satisfaction!

Tammy Sprague Ogden, (TJ) the owner and lead designer, grew up in Carterville, graduated from Carterville High School and has always had an affection for this 1889 historic home located on the corner of Michigan and Division Streets, where the business booms! From the time she was a little girl, she always loved this Carterville historic town treasure. Knowing she has the same career path as Dee Fozzard, the owner back in the 60’s and 70’s and owner of Reed’s Flower Shop, has been an inspiration. “I strongly feel I am the keeper of a town treasure at 403 South Division Street. Creating beautiful flowers and carrying on with the florist heritage of Dee, is my honor and privilege. I lived away for 18 years, and I’ve been happy to be back in my hometown now for 20 years. This IS home, this is MY hometown.”

We WON!! Thank you to all of our brides this past season, we are so happy to serve you!

Polemonium, Jacob’s Ladder ‘Purple Rain’



Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:



18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ashton, Illinois

Evansville, Indiana

Greene, New York

Dunn, North Carolina

Pembina, North Dakota

Geneva, Ohio

Eugene, Oregon

White City, Oregon

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

Watertown, Wisconsin

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