Twilite Prairieblues False Indigo

General Information

This striking Baptisia was developed by Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Twilite Prairieblues False Indigo is a vigorous, bicolor baptisia.  It features attractive, blue green foliage.  Rich, violet purple flowers with lemon-yellow keels cover the foliage in late Spring to early Summer.  Mature, 3 year old plants will produce nearly a hundred flowering stems.  Charcoal, black seed pods provide great Fall interest.  This hardy perennial, with its long lasting blooms,  will make a great choice for your sunny garden spot and a lovely backdrop for other perennials.  Great for cut flowers.  Use dried seed pods for unique interest in dried flower arrangements.

Additional Information

Baptisia × variicolor ‘Twilite’ grows best in Full to Part Sun.  It will grow 3-5′ tall with a spread of 4-5′. Plant in zones 4 to 8.   Twilite Prairieblues is a hybrid cross between blue-flowered Baptisia australis and yellow-flowered Baptisia sphaerocarpa.  Deer resistant.  Attracts butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil.  No serious disease or insect problems.  No deadheading needed.  Drought tolerant once established. Plants may require staking if planted in too much shade.  The deep root systems of established plants should not be disturbed. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.


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