Joy Creek Nursery

011-007D4   Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'     ( False indigo )

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
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What a rewarding perennial Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' is. Not only is it easy to grow, but it needs very little fertility or water to make it happy. Originally found by Rob Gardener at North Carolina Botanical Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens in 1996, this garden hybrid is noted for its smoky grey stems, attractive green foliage and, of course, violet blue pea-flowers blooming up long spires. These features make a winning combination. The attractive 2.5 inch seedpods which develop in late summer are useful in cut flower arrangements. In the autumn, the foliage turns yellow.

Late spring to early summer.  4-5 ft. x 3-4 ft.

Violet Blue flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Selected as a Great Plant Pick for Northwest Gardeners by the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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