Midnight Prairieblues™ False Indigo

Baptisia x 'Midnight' PP #20,432

SKU
41255
This prolific new variety blooms longer than others! Bushy foliage is topped by elegant spikes of deep blue-violet flowers. Attractive seed pods in early summer extend the interest. Perfect for back of the border or meadow garden. Blends with most American native species. Great as a cut flower. Long-lived and drought tolerant.
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Botanical Pronunciationbap-TIS-ee-uh
LoreThis cultivar boasts extremely long inflorescences bearing deep blue-violet flowers. The plant has two intermingling bloom cycles within its blooming season. The first cycle produces long primary inflorescences up to 24" long. The second cycle produces blooms on secondary branches with inflorescences up to 5" long. Having two consecutive bloom cycles helps this plant stay in bloom for nearly the entire month of June -- a good seven to ten days longer than most other Baptisia.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower, 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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