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Decadence® 'Cherries Jubilee' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3'
Height: 2'6" - 3'
Spread: 3'
  • Details

    Features

    Unique maroon and yellow flowers age to gold. Secondary branching make it especially floriferous.

    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue-green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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.

    An unusually beautiful and unique flower color as well as densely branched foliage set this new variety apart. Deep maroon buds open to bicolor maroon and yellow flowers held on strong scapes above the blue-green foliage in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. Secondary branching on the flower stems makes this variety especially floriferous. Well-branched stems form a bushy, upright, spreading mound of foliage that is relatively short for Baptisia. It is a good candidate for the middle of the flower border.

    Decadence® 'Cherries Jubilee' Baptisia hybrid USPP 23,907, Can 5,332
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This plan has proven hard to start for me. I've bought it mail order twice because my local nurseries don't carry it here about 80 miles north of New York City. The one plant lasted two years and had grown a tiny bit (not flowered) but I made the huge mistake of trying to move it. Failure. Didn't last the winter even though it had a huge thick root. The other one, bought bare root and planted in early September failed to thrive right away and is dust this spring.

      DeeL
      , 8 weeks ago
    • I bought one of these, and was so happy with it that I went and bought two more. I am in zone 7, and have all three plants planted in full sun, and in some of the worst clay soil. They have done better than I ever thought they would do, the flowers are beautiful, and am so happy with my purchase. I would recommend these to everyone.

      Karen
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • All the baptisias are fantastic. Love this color

      Julie
      , Nevada
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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