Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shade Plant of the Week - Baptisia 'False Indigo'

Baptisia is normally known as a full sun plant, but I have success growing it in partial shade.  It can take a long time to establish itself.  I planted this one probably 5 years ago, and it wasn't until 2 years ago that it actually started to bloom.  Once established it's very hardy.  It comes in a variety of colors: blue, yellow, purple, and dark maroon.  It blooms in late spring, and then flowers turn into interesting seed pods.   Place this plant at the back of the border with some space.

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