Wild Indigo (Baptisia x variicolor 'Twilite') in the Baptisias Database

Trade name information:
Series: Prairieblues™
Cultivar name: 'Twilite'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 48 - 60 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Violet-purple with lemon-yellow keels
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP 19011

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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-23
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Location: Baker's Acres Nursery, Alexandria OhioDate: 2008-05-09
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-05-18
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-23
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2012-0523
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-05-18
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-23
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2014-06-07 6:32 pm. A beautiful and hardy perennial.
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2012-0523
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2012-0523
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2013-0511New spring growth.
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2012-0523
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 11:41 AM

Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden introduced this outstanding Baptisia hybrid between B. australis (Blue Wild Indigo) and B. sphaerocarpa (yellow Baptisia). This one has 3 to 4 foot tall spikes of dark mahogany/violet flowers with yellow keels or bases. When in flower in late spring and early summer, it is loaded with flowers. As with other Baptisias, give this plant full sun and average to dry soil. It is long lived, drought tolerant, pest free, and colorful.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 24, 2013 9:45 AM

Nice plant and it is very hardy.

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