Baptisia Lemon Meringue

Decadence® Series

False Indigo, Wild Indigo

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2021

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Plant Code: BALM

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Save room for this vigorous flowering variety. The delectable lemon-yellow flowers contrast handsomely with the striking dark charcoal-colored stems. From the Decadence® Series, developed by Hans Hansen, this series offers luscious, ultra-colorful flower spikes that adorn the compact, well-branched foliage. Suitably named for decadent desserts, each variety with its deliciously enticing hues will leave you wanting more – the finishing touch to any garden.

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: Medium 3'
Spacing: Plant 3' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: PP24,280
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

From the Decadence® Series, which offers luscious, ultra-colorful flower spikes that adorn the compact, well-branched foliage. A very permanent and arresting perennial with a vase shape. 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.