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BAPTISIA australis 'Purple Smoke'

Commonly known as False indigo

Purple 'pea' flowers on dark stems. A hardy variety with delicate leaves
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - grey-green leaves with 3 leaflets to 5cm (2in) long
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • 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. - erect perennial. Produces erect to slightly arching racemes of pea-shaped violet flowers with a purple eye followed by cylindrical pods to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - B. alba x B. australis. Leave stems and pods for winter feature
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails on new growth
  • Place of origin - eastern and southern USA. Garden origin. USA. Rob Gardner, North Carolina Botanical Garden
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Purple
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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