Baptisia Twilight produces impressive 24” long flower spikes. Deep purple buds transform into smoky violet-purple flowers with a glowing lemon yellow base called a keel. Flowers resemble sweet peas and extend above the attractive blue-green foliage. The fascinating charcoal black seedpods add a nice touch to dried arrangements. This vigorous selection matures quickly so give this one room to grow. Patented.
Baptisia are extremely long-lived. Give it plenty of room as it will be 3' tall and just as wide. Flower spikes rise above the upright, vase-shaped habit graced with pea-shaped blossoms. Fall brings added interest with black seedpods highlighting the bluish-green foliage.
Can be slow to establish but will reach shrub like proportions. Good in poor soils. Dislikes being moved when mature. Late fall or spring cleanup may be preferred. Cut to 4-6 when foliage blackens with the cold.