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.
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Plant - 3" Pot
Lunar Eclipse Prairieblues® False Indigo PP#25875
Baptisia Lunar Eclipse Prairieblues® PP#25875
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Blue green foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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