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Purple Smoke False Indigo

Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

SKU
00278
Elegant spikes of purple flowers top the abundant, blue-green foliage that cover this long-lived, bushy perennial. Excellent for back of the border. Attractive seed pods in early summer. Combines well with most American native species and blends well with grasses for meadow gardens. Great as a cut flower.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering; weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant when established.

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Botanical Pronunciationbap-TIS-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower, 3-4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureNorth American Native Selection
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering; weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant when established.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. 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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