Baptisia x bicolor 'Starlite'

Indigo, Starlite Prairieblues

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

This is a beautiful selection from the cross of Baptisia australis and B. bracteata by Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and is the second in his Prairieblues series. A medium sized densely mounded plant growing to around 3 feet tall, this selection has 24 inch flower stems bearing a profusion of bicolored blooms. Deep violet-lavendar buds unfurl into lovely periwinkle-blue blooms with contrasting butter-cream keels. Like the other Baptisias, it is an easy keeper in full sun and average to dry soil. Flowering in early summer, it would look great with Achillea Apple Blossom, all of the Bluestars, Dianthus 'Firewitch', Blue Love Grass, Geranium 'Rozanne', Smooth Phlox, or Hairy Phlox. Early summer is such an exploding time in the garden!



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny                   

Soil Condition


Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


full quart


24 to 36

Flower Color

Lavender, Violet, Blue, White/whitish

Bloom Time

Early summer

Typical Height       





4, 5, 6, 7, 8