Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’

(Lunar Eclipse False Indigo)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

With silky spires of two and three-toned color, ‘Lunar Eclipse’ is a fabulous 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.

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Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Over time, plants develop slowly expanding clumps with deep and extensive root systems, and should not be disturbed once established. May be grown from seed, but takes several years to establish. Plants take on more of a shrubby appearance and tend to open up after bloom. Trimming or shearing foliage after bloom helps maintain rounded plant appearance and obviates a possible need for staking, but eliminates the developing seed pods which are so attractive.

Additional information

Common Name

Lunar Eclipse False Indigo

Botanical Name

Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


3 to 4 ft.


3-4 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs

Average to low

Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color

white to purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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