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Lunar Eclipse Baptisia




Regular Price: $25.98

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per Plant - 3.5" pot You save: 50%
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With silky spires of two and three-toned color, ‘Lunar Eclipse’ is a fabulous new introduction from the PrairieBlues series of baptisia. Its tall, vase-shaped upright habit grows well in loose dry soils, making it a great plant for xeriscaped and native gardens. A very hardy, long-lived perennial. Deer resistant. (Baptisia)

Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

36-48" tall x 36-48" wide) The multi-flowered spires of Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’ bud in light cream and slowly open through lilac to purple blue – creating a color sensation in the spring garden. A drought tolerant perennial native to the Midwest and Eastern United States, baptisia (also known as false indigo) is very long lived and has a long tap root, so plant this lunar lovely in a forever home within its first year. It prefers soil on the well-drained dry side, and in good conditions will slowly gain girth as the years go by. The glaucous, trifoliate leaves are lovely in the garden in their own right, and set off the blooms to perfection. In summer, large brown seed pods will form, which can sometimes cause the plant to flop, so either stake ‘Lunar Eclipse’ to preserve those pods or cut it back by a third after flowering. Like all baptisias, ‘Lunar Eclipse’ is deer resistant and a great fit for the native meadow.
Common Name Lunar Eclipse Prairieblues® False Indigo PP#25875
Botanical Name Baptisia Lunar Eclipse Prairieblues® PP#25875
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 8-12" Flowers
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Blue green foliage.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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