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2010 Perennial Plant of the Year ™
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Zone: 3 to 9Perennial
|Blooms late spring to early summer|
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Cultivar Notes - 'False Indigo'
This long-lived, shrub-like perennial presents long spikes of indigo-blue flowers above pleasing blue-green foliage. Blooms are followed by attractive black seed pods.
Genus Notes - Baptisia
Baptisia is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance. There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen. Plants are very long-lived once established. Large native shrub-like perennial that is very long-lived and drough resistant. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Blooms late spring to early summer and attract butterflies.