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Lunar Eclipse Baptisia

SKU: AM015002
$25.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Baptisia Lunar Eclipse Prairieblues® PP#25875
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Advantages
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
SKU
AM015002

Description

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.