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.
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
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime: Late Spring, Early Summer
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium