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Baptisia Grape Taffy (False Indigo)

Spikes of rich, grape-coloured flowers are contrasted with a yellow keel  with distinctive attractive foliage. Compact, upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP26857

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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought resistant
Deer 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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
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
2-4 in tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This upright perennial features tall sturdy stems bearing grass-like narrowly lanceolate leaves and are capped with flat-topped clusters of small yellow flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
6 in tall x 6 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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This perennial grass features an upright mound of slender, blue-green blades topped with feathery, light brown flower panicles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
3-5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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(Decadence® Series) Bi-colour maroon and yellow flowers that turn gold as they age adorn blue green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 3 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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(Decadence® Series) Bright yellow flowers grow in spikes on blue green foliage with charcoal stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3 ft tall x 3 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

Other plants in the Decadence® Series

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