Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Water weekly during dry spells
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Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

False Indigo

Drought resistant cross between australis and alba produces large airy spikes of dusky violet-purple flowers with a hint of white, blooms late spring - early summer.

Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant

Height:

36-48 Inches

Spacing:

24-36"(61-91cm)

Additional:

Water weekly during dry spells.

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Time:

Late spring-early summer

Bloom Color:

Dusky violet-purple.

Baptisia (bap-tiz'-i-ah)

Family: Fabaceae · Common Name: False Indigo

Beautiful spires of pealike flowers in shades of blue and white appear in May to June, followed by attractive seedpods. An outstanding foliage plant. Requires a season or two to establish, but very long-lived.

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