Baptisia Sparkling Sapphires

Decadence® Series

False Indigo, Wild Indigo

$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

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Plant Code: BASS

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Dazzling indigo-blue flowers sparkle like precious gems. Nicely compact, this treasure supplies both bold color and texture to any garden. Charcoal-hued seed pods develop earlier; right after it finishes flowering and linger into fall. Baptisia Sparkling Sapphires is a Proven Winners® selection trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. From the Decadence® Series of plant breeder Hans Hansen. A North American native, Baptisia are very long-lived once established.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 30-36"
Spacing: Plant 30-36" 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: Blue
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP27,904
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.