Beautiful care-free plant. Loaded with flowers for two to three weeks in the spring. Healthy blue-green foliage until the fall. Dense and sturdy habit. The dimensions given are way too small. This plant easily grows to 3.5 ft high and 6 ft wide by the summer's end. You can prune it back a bit, but I would give it no less than 5 ft all around. The plant dies back to the ground in the fall and emerges slowly in the spring. Otherwise it can be the focal point of a whole garden bed.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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Vibrant indigo blue spires produce an excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage. This vigorous native cultivar looks great in the garden all season.Fall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 InchesSpacing:30 - 36 InchesSpread:30 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:BlueHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Compact habit, ideal for small spaces.Maintenance Notes:
Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.
This easy care, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.
Deep indigo blue flowers much more vibrant than B. australis and a perfect plant habit are the key features of this new variety. An excellent floral display occurs in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. The deep blue-green foliage forms a more compact, upright mound to 3ft tall at maturity.Decadence® 'Blueberry Sundae' Baptisia hybrid USPP 23,891, Can 5,095
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