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Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3'
Height
3' - 3'
Spread
3' - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    Enjoy this perennial year after year.

    Vivid violet blue flowers appear atop a compact, upright clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. Smaller size; well-suited to urban landscapes.

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

    Characteristics

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

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    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: 

    This easy care perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance.

    Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires' Baptisia hybrid USPP 27,904, Can 6,256
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I am very disappointed my Baptisa has not flowered after being in the ground since the 2017 growing season. It gets huge and looks very healthy but has very minimal blue color on a few leaves in the Spring. I decided to prune it back this fall and see what happens next year. If it still doesn't flower I will give it to a friend with a full Sun yard. I am in zone 5 and the plant gets about 5 hours of Sun per day.

      joyce chichila
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 48 weeks ago
    • I was excited to plant this in my border. I am careful to only plant deer-resistant shrubs and perennials, and I understand that deer will eat even deer-resistant plants if they are hungry enough. God bless them. So I came out to the garden on the third day after planting this plant and the top had been eaten off. I pulled it out because I won't stress or fight nature with preventative sprays. I have many beautiful and thriving shrubs and flowers that the deer do not bother so there is often a process of learning as I garden. Anyway, just a heads-up that you may find this perennial not very unpleasant to the deer. But, that's okay... Enjoy your gardens. Mine has been a refuge in this challenging time.

      Cathy
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Purchased this beauty a year ago and have been delighted with it's health and appearance. It survived a record cold winter and emerged this spring with strong and abundant new growth. the vivid bloom color is fabulous! It really pops in the garden! Will be looking for other similar specimens!

      Jill
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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