chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Spilled Buttermilk False Indigo

A Prairieblues™ Introduction

Baptisia 'Spilled Buttermilk' PP#26319



A Baptisia australis x leucophaea selection backcrossed to B. leucophaea, this hybrid was developed to give the appearance of B. leucophaea—only with more vigor and ease of propagation. The oversized, creamy to light lemon-yellow flowers are produced on horizontally borne inflorescences earlier than most other Baptisia in USDA Zone 5, peak bloom being in mid- to late May.  our year-old plants were 14" tall x 38" wide in late autumn of 2010. Best on well-drained soils.

USDA Zones 4 to 7 at least. Introduction #CG07-008. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

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