chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Lunar Eclipse False Indigo

A Prairieblues™ Introduction

Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' PP#25875



A next-generation hybrid developed from our previously released Baptisia ‘Midnight’, ‘Lunar Eclipse’ was especially selected for its unique flowers, which are oversized and produced on long inflorescences held well above the foliage. The flowers are initially a light lemon over cream color, then age first to cream, then to light and ultimately medium violet, producing a unique two- to three-toned color effect. The plant has a somewhat open habit with stout stems angled out at the base. The original plant (7 years old) was 33" tall x 63" wide in late autumn of 2010. 

USDA Zones 4 to 7 at least. Introduction #CG07-001. A complex hybrid developed from the species Baptisia alba, B. australis, B. leucophaea, and B. tinctoria. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

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