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Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (False Indigo)

The combination of smoky violet flowers and grey-green clover-like foliage on charcoal coloured stems adds interest to the garden. The attractive foliage remains even after the blooms are spent.

Blooms mid to late spring 
3′ tall x 3′ 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

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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Bright rose pink petals, that fade to pale pink with age, droop slightly from a coppery-brown spiky cone and bloom on top of strong stems. Fast 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 in summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 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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In late summer, bright orchid pink blooms grow on upright stems of this tall cultivar. New foliage emerges tinged with red maturing to dark green. Mounding habit.

Blooms mid to late summer
2.5-3′ tall x 1.5-2′ spread
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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Small daisy-like flower heads consisting of bright white petals surround a bright yellow centre. Important source of food in the late season for pollinators. Upright mound.

Blooms late summer to mid-fall
3-5 ‘ tall x 2’ spread

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