This is a beautiful plant and the flowers are a lovely yellow. However, while it is supposed to attract bees and butterflies, mine certainly does not. The plant produced all of two seed pods this year and virtually none in the years before that. My species baptisia australis does much much better at attracting pollinators (mostly bees).
Decadence® 'Lemon Meringue' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid
- 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).
An impressively vigorous native cultivar. Long, charcoal grey stems carry the cool lemon yellow flowers, producing an excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage.Award WinnerFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 InchesSpacing:36 InchesSpread:36 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:YellowFoliage 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.
You'll be impressed with the excellent vigor of this yellow flowered selection. It forms an upright, vase-shaped mound of attractive blue-green foliage topped with long, charcoal stems which carry the lemon yellow flowers in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. The contrast of dark stems with light flowers really pops in the landscape, delivering an excellent floral display.Decadence® 'Lemon Meringue' Baptisia hybrid USPP 24,280, Can 5,097
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Charlie D., Canada, 19 weeks ago
My first year for these plants. Planted 3 of them and the deer ate all the blooms. I would change the deer resistant if I were you. Loved how they looked for two days.Dar Muehlhausen, Indiana, United States, 22 weeks ago
Ok I bought this from a nursery and it looked so attractive with the yellow flowers. I planted it in early Spring now it’s summer and the plant is doing well no flowers though .. but the foliage is very nice. I am having to transplant because even if it says DEER RESISTANT it’s not and the deer keep munching the new growth. I am planting on other side of my garden bed to see how it does there and no excess to deer as it will be in the back .Mari, Maryland, United States, 28 weeks ago
Mine is a young plant and this is the fist year for flowers on 'Lemon Meringue'. I'm so glad I purchased it and can hardly wait for it to form a large clump. The yellow blooms simply glow and it is a great addition to my front garden.Judith Rogers, Ontario, Canada, 7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2012 Top Perennial Performer Colorado State University