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Baptisia Starlite PrairieBlues

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Overview
Starlight PrairieBlues brings a whimsical feel to the garden with luminescent, soft blue flowers on strong, tall spikes. This False Indigo is gorgeous both in the garden and cut for stunning bouquets. PP#19971 (Baptisia)
key features
Botanical Name
Baptisia
Advantages
Native, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Dry, Average
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Mature Spread
36-48" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

Starlight PrairieBlues’ sweet-pea like flowers are a soft blue, making this luminescent flower a must-have in the sun or shade garden. Beautiful cut flower!

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.