Baptisia ? variicolor ‘Twilite’ TWILITE PRAIRIEBLUES PP#19011

('Twilite Prairieblues' False Indigo)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Twilite’ is an upright, mounded perennial that typically grows to 3-5′ tall with a mature spread to 5′ wide. It is noted for its bicolor flowers, trifoliate blue green leaves, abundant flowering stems, ornamental seed pods and vigorous upright growth. Violet-purple flowers with showy yellow keels bloom in erect racemes (to 12-20" long) from late April to early June atop stiff flower stems that rise well above a foliage mound of clover-like trifoliate green leaves (leaflets to 3" long). Flowers give way to inflated globose-oblong seed pods that emerge green but mature to black by August. Seed pods have considerable ornamental interest. Stems with seed pods are valued additions to dried flower arrangements. U. S. Plant Patent PP19,011 was issued on July 8, 2008.

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Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Over time, plants form slowly expanding clumps with deep and extensive root systems, and should not be disturbed once established. 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 any need for staking, but eliminates some of the developing seed pods which are so attractive.

Additional information

Common Name

'Twilite Prairieblues' False Indigo

Botanical Name

Baptisia _ variicolor 'Twilite' TWILITE PRAIRIEBLUES PP#19011


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


3 to 5 ft.


3 to 5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

late April to June

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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