Baptisia ‘Violet Dusk’

(Violet Dusk False Indigo)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Lavender violet flowers with cream keels makes this a stunning display for the early season garden. Its claim to fame is its unique vase-like habit. Although this plant is 3′ wide, the base of the plant takes up a relatively small footprint, leaving space to under plant with other perennials. In comparison to other Baptisia, ‘Violet Dusk’ is relatively late to bloom.

Description

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.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Violet Dusk False Indigo

Botanical Name

Baptisia 'Violet Dusk'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

3-3.5'

Width

3 to 4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late April to June

Flower Color

Violet with cream keels

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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