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BAPTISIA 'Lemon Meringue'

Commonly known as False indigo

Robust, upright perennial with glaucous leaves and bright yellow, pea-like flowers


  • Deciduous - leaves with 3 leaflets, to 5cm (2in) long
  • Yellow
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 80cm (32in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - upright perennial with leaves with 3 leaflets to 5cm (2in) long. Opens up after flowering and may need staking, or can be cut back
  • 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)
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects. Baptisia develops a long taproot so is best left undisturbed. Pods can be left as an attractive feature into autumn
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs and snails on new growth
  • Place of origin - eastern and southern USA. Garden origin. USA. Hans Hansen, Michigan
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - erect, terminal racemes to 45cm (18in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue - - blue-green
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  80cm (32in)

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