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Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke' - False Indigo

Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

False Indigo

'Purple Smoke' False Indigo has bluish purple flowers in May and June. A long lived perennial, selected as a chance seedling by Bob Gardner of the NC Botanical Garden. We love the subtlety of the flower color, as well as the clean, shorter foliage.  One of the native plants chosen by Piet Oudolf for the newly planted meadow garden at Delaware Botanic Gardens.

PRN Preferred:  A slightly shorter variety.  Very drought tolerant once established, subdued bluish flowers work well in a perennial garden.

Height

40 Inches

Spread

48 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Baptisia x Purple Smoke #1 (purple-blue) 75_150
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Spring
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
PRN Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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