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Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’


False Indigo

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.095.200


A recent introduction from the North Carolina Botanical Garden, this exciting hybrid offers great potential as a specimen plant. It forms a tall, bushy mound of grey-green foliage, with long spikes of smoky violet-blue and purple flowers, held on black stems. A good substitute for Lupines, in areas where they are difficult to grow. Makes an excellent cut-flower, and is also attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant, once established. Plants may be increased by dividing in spring, every 4 to 5 years.

Further details for
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   100-135 cm
   39-53 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’


False Indigo

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.095.200


A recent introduction from the North Carolina Botanical Garden, this exciting hybrid offers great potential as a specimen plant. It forms a tall, bushy mound of grey-green foliage, with long spikes of smoky violet-blue and purple flowers, held on black stems. A good substitute for Lupines, in areas where they are difficult to grow. Makes an excellent cut-flower, and is also attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant, once established. Plants may be increased by dividing in spring, every 4 to 5 years.

Further details for
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   100-135 cm
   39-53 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow