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Solar Flare Baptisia

SKU: AM014636
$21.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Baptisa Solar Flare Prairieblues or also known as False Indigo produces tall spikes of bright yellow, sweet pea flowers that fade to deep orange as they bloom out. The flowers last from late spring to early summer. Baptisa attracts butterflies and is deer resistant. Plant in full sun to partial shade for best results. PP#20408 (Baptisia)
key features
Botanical Name
Baptisia Solar Flare Prairieblues® PP#20408
Advantages
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
48-54" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

About the Baptisias: This is a group of treasured North American native wildflowers. The most common species is called Wild Indigo, but actually has yellow flowers. The stems yield a pale blue dye, thus the name. Others have indigo blue flowers, and some have reddish bloom, so the whole group has ended up with the common name False Indigo. None of the Baptisias have ever been very successful in coloring, the common name notwithstanding.

Today, this beautiful wildflower, though quite common in many areas, is rare in others. It is threatened which means quite rare, in Maryland and Indiana, and actually officially listed as endangered in Ohio. But in Texas, for example, its one of the most persistent flowering wild plants, even through severe droughts and endless, baking summers. Baptisias are great for xeriscaping, the practice of creating gardens that need very little watering. And they're great plants for the wildflower collector.