Baptisia x 'Twilite Prairieblues'

Indigo, Twilite Prairieblues

$ 14.95

Item #: 1458
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot


Plant Description

A beautiful, deep new color, this Baptisia blooms in late spring and early summer.

  • Twilite Prairieblues has unique flower colors.
  • Easy to take care of, this wild indigo loves full sun and dry soil.
  • Many stems, reaches to about 40 inches tall.

Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden recently released the Prairieblues series of wild indigos, and now he has introduced an outstanding Baptisia hybrid between B. australis (Wild Blue Indigo) and B. sphaerocarpa (Yellow Baptisia), called 'Twilite Prairieblues.' This one has three to four foot tall spikes of dark mahogany/violet flowers with yellow keels or bases. When in bloom in late spring and early summer, it will be absolutely loaded with flowers. As with the other Baptisias, give this one full sun and average to dry soil. It is long lived, drought tolerant, pest free, and the colors are way cool!

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

Flower Color

Purple, Violet, Yellows

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height

40in

Spread

36in

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8