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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
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
£14.50 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021

 

  • Deciduous
  • 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 with leaves with 3 leaflets to 5cm (2in) long Flowers are 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. Baptisia develops a long taproot so is best left undisturbed. Leave stems and pods for winter feature or clip after flowering to maintain rounded shape
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails on new growth
  • Place of origin - eastern and southern USA. Garden origin. Natural hybrid. USA. Rob Gardner, North Carolina Botanical Garden
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - erect to slightly arching terminal racemes to 30cm (12in) long of pea-shaped flowers to 2cm (¾in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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