Baptisia Lunar Eclipse

Prairieblues™ Series

False Indigo, Wild Indigo

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

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Plant Code: BALE

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Phenomenal color change creates dramatic multi-toned shades of oversized flowers on each stem. Blooms emerge light lemon-over-cream then transition to cream, pale lilac and shades of purple/blue.

From the Prairieblue™ Series, False Indigo provides an arresting presence in the garden. Blue-green foliage is topped with spires of lupine-like flowers in late spring. Baptisia is exceptionally long-lived so choose a good shrub-sized space and enjoy its carefree nature.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 4' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower: Lavender
Accent: White
Patent: PP25,875
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Baptisia General Information

A very permanent and arresting perennial with a vase shape, 3-4' tall. Blue/green foliage on silver stems is topped by soft lupine-like flowers from late spring into summer. The black seedpods can be left on for additional ornamental effect or used in dried arrangements. Extremely long lived, so pick a good spot! Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Baptisia Plant Care

Long-lived and typically trouble-free, Baptisia will reach shrub-like proportions at maturity. Baptisia may need 2-3 years of maturity before producing significant flowering but so worth the wait! 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.