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Baptisia 'Dark Chocolate' (False Indigo)

A floriferous plant that is upright and densely branched bears sturdy spikes of pea-shaped purple-brown blooms that appear from black-purple buds. The blue-green foliage remains neat all season.

Blooms late spring to early summer
36-42″ tall x 36″ spread
HARDY to -30° F (-34°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP23872

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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A myriad of glistening violet blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves in a charming dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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Yellow flowers, dark green foliage, scent of anise(black licorice) when bruised. blooms late summer to mid fall. 2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, moderate growth rate, full sun to partial shade.

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Blue green, red brown blooms, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade.

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Single trumpet-shaped watermelon pink to violet-red flowers with dark blotches bloom in clusters. Flowers are accented by dark green glossy foliage. Compact, oval-rounded, slightly-spreading habit.

Blooms mid to late spring
3-5′ tall and wide
Evergreen
HARDY to -26°C (-15°F)
Fragrant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Rabbit resistant

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A floriferous plant that is upright and densely branched bears sturdy spikes of pea-shaped, vibrant violet-blue. Blue-green foliage remains neat all season.

Blooms in late spring to early summer
36-42″ x 35″ spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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