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Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' /Hybrid Wild Indigo

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'   / Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
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Scientific Name: Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
Common Name: Hybrid Wild Indigo
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Grows best in full sun in an acidic, poor soil. Deep taproot makes it drought tolerant. Very rugged, long-lived perennial that produce pealike flowers in the color range of white, creamy-yellow to bright blue to purple on spikes to three feet tall. Babtisia is sometime referred to as the "redneck lupine" of the South because baptisia is somewhat similar to the beautiful lupines that grow in the northeast and in other cooler climates.