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.
Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid
FeaturesEnjoy 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 InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:30 - 36 InchesSpread:30 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:BlueHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight 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: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:
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
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Cathy, Maryland, United States, 3 years 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, 4 years ago