chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Sunny Morning False Indigo

A PrairieBlues™ False Indigo Introduction

Baptisia 'Sunny Morning' PP#25479



This primary hybrid of Baptisia sphaerocarpa crossed with Baptisia alba was selected for its butter-yellow flowers borne on gray-tinted stems prominently displayed above the medium- to dark-green foliage. Peak bloom is in mid-May (USDA Zone 5), a good ten days ahead of its parent B. sphaerocarpa. One of the more floriferous false indigo selections we have developed. The dense, uniformly broad rounded habit is maintained all growing season. Best adapted to acidic to neutral soils, as the foliage may be chlorotic on high pH soils. Otherwise drought tolerant and adaptable. The newly emerging stems in spring have a purple-violet cast with cool nights. Plants have grown as large as 36" tall x 68" wide. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Hardy to USDA Zones 5 – 7.

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