BAPTISIA 'Dutch Chocolate'

Commonly known as False indigo

Chocolate-purple flowers with a small yellow flash on strong stems. Compact habit
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Chocolate purple
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Compact plant with blue-green leaves each consisting of 3 ovate leaflets to 4cm (1½in) in long. Flowers are followed by decorative seed pods
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

BAPTISIA 'Dutch Chocolate'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. Baptisia develops a long taproot so is best left undisturbed. Seed pods provide an attractive feature
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on new growth
    Place of origin
    Eastern USA. Garden origin. USA. 2011. Hans Hansen, Michigan
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Flowers to 3cm (1¼in) long in many-flowered racemes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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