Baptisia 'Sparkling Sapphires' PP27904 CPBR6256 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: False Indigo
This newest addition to the Baptisia DECADENCE® series will stop you in your tracks with its intensely vibrant flower color. You’ll enjoy its vivid violet blue blossoms in late spring, around the same time as peonies and COLOR SPIRES® Salvia.
Because of its shorter stature, you will easily find room to fit this perennial in your flower garden. Seed pods begin to develop immediately after the plant is finished flowering, deepening in color and persisting into fall.
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.
The roots of the DECADENCE® series run deep. What started as a fun botanizing trip in the lower Midwest with a fellow horticultarist blossomed into a complex hybridizing project for breeder Hans Hansen. Hans has made countless crosses with the many native Baptisia species he has collected across Texas and Oklahoma. These crosses have resulted in an array of seedlings with unique flower colors and plant habits. Only the very best have made it into the new DECADENCE® Series, which includes varieties selected for their desirable flower colors and shorter, more compact habit.
Baptisia grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. If grown in too much shade, plants may require staking. Baptisia is easily grown in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant because of its tough, deep taproot. This perennial native may take a couple of seasons to become established, but is very long-lived once mature. Avoid disturbing established clumps.
Height: 2.5-3.0 Feet
Spread: 2.5-3.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring - Early Summer
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Salt Tolerant, Specimen, Focal Point
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So often when you order bareroot plants they are so small and have obviously been divided within an inch of their lives. This is not the case with these, or any BR plants I have ordered from Blooming' Designs. They were huge with 8-10 buds ready to go on each. While it did involve having to dig a little more to prepare the space for them, that is a good problem to have as they are robust, healthy and substantial. Thank you for the quality plants!