Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

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Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

This smoky-purple Baptisia makes a strong statement in a perennial bed, hedge or as a speciman planting.
Enchanting flowers open first at the base of the flower stalk, which can top out at 4 1/2'.
Black seedpods follow bloom, which can add to the winter garden interest.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

36-48 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

This is a natural hybrid of Baptisia australis and B. alba, discovered by Rob Gardner of the N.C. Botanic Garden.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cutting off the spent flowers may promote a second bloom. Long vase life. Happiest in a sunny situation. If planted in part shade, Baptisia will stretch for the sun and may require some staking.

When to Divide

late fall to early spring, prefers not to be disturbed

Good Companions

Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Three-lobed Coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Little Blue Stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Moor Grass (Molina caerulea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Very Adaptable
Organic
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