Baptisia Honey Roasted
Baptisia 'Honey Roasted' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

False Indigo

'Honey Roasted' is a durable and attractive native perennial that's bound to be a favourite in your garden. Long spikes of dark mahogany flowers have bright yellow keels, producing a wonderful bicolor effect. The bushy habit is jam-packed with flowers when it is in bloom early in the growing season. Flowers lighten to yellow as the flowers mature.

  • Height: 91-107 cm (36-42 in)
  • Spread: 107-122 cm (42-48 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: Minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring to early summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: multi coloured gold and orange
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Baptisia is a low maintenance perennial that is extremely disease resistant. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil types but prefers average to dry, well drained soil in full sun. It can handle a couple of hours of shade but will be floppy in too much shade. It is 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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