Plant Type: Perennials
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' is a distinctive perennial that produces enchanting smoky violet flowers with a purple eye on strongly upright, charcoal-grey stems up to 1 1/2 feet long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of gray-green foliage from mid to late spring. Mature plants of 3-4 years can bear over 50 blooming stalks!
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.
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Plant Height5 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Dried flower, Cut flower, Specimen, Border