Baptisia Blueberry Sundae
Baptisia 'Blueberry Sundae' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

False Indigo

Baptisia 'Blueberry Sundae' is a selection from Proven Winners "Decadence" series. It features deep blue green foliage and vibrant deep indigo blue flowers. The beautiful floral display in late spring is followed by the production of very ornamental black seed pods that last until frost. 'Blueberry Sundae' is an outstanding plant for early summer colour in the perennials border. It also combines well with Ornamental Grasses and late flowering peonies.

  • Height: 91 - 97 cm (36 - 38 in)
  • Spread: 76 - 91 cm (30 - 36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: late May to June
  • Leaf Colour: blue green
  • Bloom Colour: deep blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

All Baptisias are "Plant and Forget" Perennials. They are adaptable to a wide range of soil types but prefer average to dry, well drained soil in full sun. They can handle a couple of hours of shade but will be floppy in too much shade. They tolerate drought and poor soils. Baptisias are very tap rooted and, once established, should not be disturbed. Old foliage should be cut down in the fall because the plant is unattractive once frost hits. Dividing this plant is not recommended.


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