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Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’
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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.

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Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   100-135 cm
   39-53 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate