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Baptisia × variicolor ‘Twilite’ Prairieblues™
Baptisia × variicolor ‘Twilite’ Prairieblues™
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Baptisia × variicolor ‘Twilite’ Prairieblu...

Prairieblues False Indigo

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.095.250

This is the first hybrid False Indigo selection to be introduced from the Chicago Botanic Garden, part of the Prairieblues™ series. It forms a tall and bushy clump of healthy blue-green leaves, bearing long tapering spikes of violet purple flowers with yellow markings. Plants burst into flower towards late May, lasting for several weeks with nice foliage effect for the remainder of the season. Nice in the middle or back of a sunny border. Green seedpods develop in summer, maturing to charcoal black. These are useful in dried arrangements or for winter effect in the garden. A non-spreading plant that gets large, so allow plenty of space since plants resent being disturbed or moved once established. Long-lived and easy to grow. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including summer drought. May well prove to be hardy in Zone 3 or colder. USPP#19011: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Baptisia × variicolor ‘Twilite’ Prairieblues™

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
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
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate