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Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Also called Purple Smoke Wild Indigo


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Baptisia x '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

Interesting Notes:

A Hybrid cross between Baptisia alba and Baptisia australis.

Zone:

4

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

70-90 cm

Colour:

Violet
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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 'Purple Smoke' 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

 Suitable Substitutions for Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Get more info on Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

Blue False Indigo