Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Bloom Color
Black
Purple
Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Easy to Grow
Good Cut Flowers
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Baptisia 'Dark Chocolate'

False Indigo

Baptisia 'Dark Chocolate' has deep purple, nearly black flower spikes. It forms a very full and busy habit and can be used as a great substitution for a shrub. 

Height:

36-42 in

Bloom Time:

Late Spring-early Summer

Bloom Color:

Deep 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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