Baptisia, commonly referred to as fake indigo, has a long lifespan once established. In fact, many people confirm that the samples they planted decades ago have faithfully blossomed each spring. A sizable perennial that resembles a shrub, baptismia produces beautiful stalks of blueish-purple blooms, which are followed by sizable seedpods. Even when the plants are not in blossom, the foliage, which is a lovely blue-green, looks great. As a local landscaper, we know this one will perform well for you.
Indigo-blue, pea-like flowers on short spikes cover the dense, blue-green leaves. The back of the border or in bulk plantings are both ideal locations for this striking, robust, bushy perennial. Early in the summer, lovely seed pods appear after the blossoms. A wonderful cut flower.
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.
Utilized best as a large, bushy shrub with deep blue flowers to fill up a sparse border. combines well with the majority of Native American plants and grasses for meadow gardens. As a cut flower, grow. Particularly attractive in mass for a wide expanse of deliciously cool blue or along a stone walkway.