Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' is a false indigo with velvety, chocolate-purple flowers that resemble lupins.
Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' has velvety, chocolate-purple flowers. The plants have an upright habit and are densely compac with attractive, blue-green foliage. The cultivars of the Decadence Series from breeder Hans Hansen were selected specifically for their shorter, more compact habit and unique flower colours. Baptisia are like perennial lupins. Though they are herbaceous they act much like a shrub for design purposes.
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:
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
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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