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Starlite False Indigo – Prairieblues™

Baptisia x bicolor ‘Starlite’ PP#19971



A selection from a controlled cross of Baptisia (australis x bracteata) conducted by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. A medium-sized plant growing to only 3' tall, this selection boasts 24" flower stems bearing a profusion of bicolored blooms. Deep violet-lavender buds unfurl into lovely periwinkle-blue blooms with contrasting buttercream keels. This is one of the first Baptisia to bloom in the trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden (USDA Zone 5). A vigorous but well-maintained plant with somewhat arching branches, reminiscent of the B. bracteata parent.

Zones 4 to 8.

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