Plant Type: Perennials
A distinctive perennial with showy indigo-blue flowers carried on tapering spikes up to 1 ft. long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of soft blue-green foliage. The blooms appear from mid to late spring, followed by 2-3 in. long, black seed pods which remain attractive well into winter. They can be dried for use in arrangements.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Baptisia grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. If grown in too much shade, plants may require staking. Baptisia is easily grown in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant because of its tough, deep taproot. This perennial native may take a couple of seasons to become established, but is very long-lived once mature. Avoid disturbing established clumps.
Plant Spread3-4 ft.
Foxglove-Common (Digitalis purpurea), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Lupine (Lupinus ), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Sundrop-Ozark (Oenothera missouriensis)
Plant Height3-4 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut flower, Dried flower, Border, Specimen, Meadow
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade