These plants make easy and enjoyable cut flowers. Many are long lasting with excellent vase life. Bring the joy of the outdoors in with these easy cut flowers.
The #2 star performer in Mt. Cuba Center Baptisia Trials! Large, dark purplish to charcoal colored, lupine-like spikes and buds open to contrasting bright sunny yellow, pea-shaped flowers and are held above a neat mound of blue-green foliage in spring to early summer attracting bees and other pollinators. DECADENCE® Lemon Meringue Baptisia, a hybrid cultivar of our native species (a.k.a. nativar), has excellent vigor as well as foliage that lasts through summer. It scored a perfect 5 of 5 stars in the Mt. Cuba Center's 2012-15 Baptisia Trials of 46 cultivars.These are easy and low-maintenance, deer resistant, long-lived, taprooted perennials that produce more and more flowering spikes with each passing year with some plants producing over a 100 spikes on mature plants. Considered a must for the cutflower garden as the spikes have an excellent vase life. Provide Baptisias with a full to mostly sunny site in a soil with average or better drainage and moderate fertility. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12666