Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Indigo, Purple Smoke

$ 14.95

Item #: 1035
Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

Discovered as a chance seedling at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 'Purple Smoke' Indigo combines the dusky violet blue flowers of Baptisia australis with the charcoal gray stems 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 wood's edge where soils are not very acidic. The late spring flower spikes are 4 to 15 inches long and are followed by attractive pods. Plants grow in bushy, branched clumps 2 to 5 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




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