Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: Baptisia for Mid Atlantic Report

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dormantsrule
Jul 18, 2016 2:27 PM CST
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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jul 20, 2016 3:04 PM CST
dormantsrule

I have had a Baptisia for 5 years....waiting for it to grow buds and bloom.
This summer--it happened! It bloomed for the 1st time.

BUT...it was yellow! I was hoping to have the blue version..... Crying Gita


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(Zone 7a)
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dormantsrule
Jul 21, 2016 1:20 PM CST
gitagal said:dormantsrule

I have had a Baptisia for 5 years....waiting for it to grow buds and bloom.
This summer--it happened! It bloomed for the 1st time.

BUT...it was yellow! I was hoping to have the blue version..... Crying Gita


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I feel your pain as this kind of surprise has happened to me with daylilies and roses. I ordered a coral rose and first blooms were burgundy. It was a hassle getting replacement for correct rose. If you can get the right Baptisia that you want it will look great with the yellow.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 21, 2016 1:31 PM CST
I like the bloom and the black seed pods on the Baptista, great long lasting plant!
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 21, 2016 4:22 PM CST

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I love my baptisia--it's gotten very big and full and has tons of blossoms in the spring. Here's one photo I have of it from this spring. I tried growing it in a different spot in the garden, but it wasn't happy there.



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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
Life is "mind over matter". If I d
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gitagal
Jul 21, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Catmint---
That is what i was hopng to see too.
The plant was a gift from a co-worker. I planted it in my raised bed-knowinf the soil in it
was barely 14" deep. The soil was also pretty "crappy'.
I ordered "Top Spoil (MY Bad!) Should have been "Garden Soil"....Now i M Pying for it....

I guess it finally made it's tap Root enough to bloom. Gita
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 21, 2016 6:44 PM CST

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I made the mistake once with 'top soil' too, Gita. Sad
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