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What's My Zone?
Zone: 4 to 9Perennial
|Blooms mid-spring to late spring|
Cultivar Notes - 'Purple Smoke'
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' is a distinctive perennial that produces enchanting smoky violet flowers with a purple eye on strongly upright, charcoal-grey stems up to 1 1/2 feet long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of grey-green foliage.
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.