Baptisia 'Solar Flare' PP20,408

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False Indigo

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Tall spikes of pea flowers start out a pleasing lemon-yellow, taking on a unique orange blush with age. Habit is very vase-shaped. This is a new and exciting vigorous grower that will mature to producing over 100 stems! Blue-green foliage remains very attractive throughout the seasons.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

48-56 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

Chicago Botanic Garden introduction by Jim Ault.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers well-drained soil, tolerant of sandy or clay soils. Once established, very drought tolerant. If not planted in full sun, will stretch for the sun and may require staking. Deadheading will encourage another blooom.

When to Divide

best not disturbed

Good Companions

Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Serbian Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Little Blue Stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Threadleaf (Coreopsis Permathread)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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