New Colorful False Indigo

By Charlie Nardozzi

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types available.

Now for a different look in baptisia comes 'Twilight Prairie Blues'. Bred at the Chicago Botanic Garden, this new variety features copper-purple flower spikes with a lemon-colored keel on the petals. Baptisia is a vigorous, native perennial with blue-green foliage that is hardy to USDA zone 4 and grows to 3 feet tall and wide at maturity. It grows in part to full sun and tolerates the summer heat well.

For more information on this new baptisia, go to: Heronswood Gardens .

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