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Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight'

Also called Carolina Wild Indigo


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Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight' - Wild Indigo

More About Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight'

  • Butter-yellow spikes resemble lupines
  • Attractive, gray-green foliage
  • Remains a specimen all season long
  • Attractive, seed pods remain after the flowers finish
  • These hardy perennials have been known to last for decades
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Size: 50 cm

Interesting Notes:

A hybrid of B. sphaerocarpa and B. alba found by Rob Gardener of NC Botanical Gardens.

Zone:

4

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

90-100 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Wild Indigo Growing and Maintenance Tips

Baptisia are a welcome addition to any perennial garden but require plenty of space. Grow best in a moist, well-drained soil, and are quite drought tolerant when established. They should not be moved once established, as they take approximately three years to mature. Pruning plants after flowering can help maintain the shape and prevent seeding, however, attractive, seed pods will be lost if pruned.


Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen

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