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Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo

  • Category: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:36-48 Inches
  • Spread:36-48 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Blue/Purple

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.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist
Organic
Very Adaptable
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Bloom Time
May - June
Additional Information about Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

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

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

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.