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Baptisia ‘Grape Escape’
Common Name: False Indigo
Ships As: Perennial Bareroot #1 GradeThis elegant Baptisia has long dusky purple flower spikes. Showy cream accent on each individual flower. This Baptisia is taller, showier and having deep red-purple tones to the flowers.
Height: 42-48 Inches Spread: 3 feet Flower Color: Purple shades Foliage Color: Green shades Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9 Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Wet or dry?: Average water needs Low water needs Want to see wings?: Attracts bees and butterflies Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant How fast should it grow?: Slow - Medium When should it bloom?: Early Summer How's your soil?: Average Soil ATTRIBUTES: Border plants Cut flower or foliage Dried foliage Drought tolerant Salt tolerant HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Baptisia grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. If grown in too much shade, plants may require staking. Baptisia is easily grown in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant because of its tough, deep taproot. This perennial native may take a bit to become established but is very long-lived once mature. Avoid disturbing established clumps. Though Baptisia is a large perennial, it can be grown in smaller gardens if maintained a bit differently. In early spring, set out a peony ring (circular wire stake) for the Baptisia to grow through. This will help it to grow more upright and take up less horizontal space. After the plant is finished blooming, prune it lightly throughout the season to keep its size in check. Seed pods may not develop in fall due to the pruning, but the flowers and foliage will be beautiful. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.