Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Indigo, Purple Smoke

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

Plant Description

Lovely soft purple color, Purple Smoke Baptisia is easy to grow and blooms for weeks in late spring.

  • This bushy perennial flower is great for the corner or rear of your garden.
  • Purple Smoke Baptisia has dozens of flower stems.
  • Soft purple late spring showy flowers.

Discovered as a chance seedling at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 'Purple Smoke' Baptisia combines the dusky violet blue flowers of Baptisia australis with the charcoal gray stems and white flowers of Baptisia alba, resulting in a beautiful color combination. 'Purple Smoke' is like its parents in every other way. It is a good one for the sunny perennial border or woods edge where soils are not very acidic. The late spring flower spikes (sometimes dozens per plant) are 4 to 15 inches long and are followed by attractive pods. Plants grow in bushy, branched clumps two to five feet tall and have clover-shaped leaves. This is an easy and low maintenance choice.


Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


24 to 36, 36 or taller

Flower Color

Purple, Blue, Violet

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height





3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9