Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
Also called Purple Smoke Wild Indigo
More About Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
- Vigorous grower with violet-blue, lupine-like flowers
- 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
A Hybrid cross between Baptisia alba and Baptisia australis.
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 'Purple Smoke' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Landscape usesFoundation planting