Deep purple buds open to smoky violet-purple flowers with lemon yellow keels. The long-lasting flowers appear on upright spikes in late spring about 1-2 weeks later than ‘Starlite Prairieblues’. Three year old plants can have 100+ flowering stems! Continued interest is provided by the attractive, blue-green, trifoliate foliage and the charcoal black seed pods in fall. This is a large cultivar growing up to five feet tall so give it plenty of room to grow. A hybrid of Baptisia australis x sphaerocarpa. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: False Indigo
Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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