chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Sunny Morning False Indigo

A PrairieBlues™ 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 nicely 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. The dense, uniformly broad rounded habit is maintained all growing season. Best adapted to acidic to neutral soils, foliage may be chlorotic on high pH soils. Otherwise drought tolerant and adaptable. The original plant (12 years old) was 36" tall x 68" wide by late autumn in 2010.

USDA Zones 5 to 7 at least. Introduction #CG09-005. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

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