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Decadence® 'Blueberry Sundae' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 3'
Spread: 2'6" - 3'
Height: 91cm
Spread: 76cm - 91cm
  • Details

    36 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    91cm
    76cm - 91cm
    76cm - 91cm

    Features

    Vibrant indigo blue spires produce an excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage. This vigorous native cultivar looks great in the garden all season.

    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    Spacing: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Spread: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Compact habit, ideal for small spaces.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.

    This easy care, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.

    Deep indigo blue flowers much more vibrant than B. australis and a perfect plant habit are the key features of this new variety. An excellent floral display occurs in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. The deep blue-green foliage forms a more compact, upright mound to 3ft tall at maturity.

    Decadence® 'Blueberry Sundae' Baptisia hybrid USPP 23,891, Can 5,095
  • 5 Reviews

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    • One of my best plants. Looks tidy with little maintenance, and flowers are beautiful. Mine is much bigger than 3x3, more like 5 feet wide., 4 ft tall. And it only took 3 years to get that big! Be sure and give it extra space.

      Susie
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 8 weeks ago
    • Beautiful care-free plant. Loaded with flowers for two to three weeks in the spring. Healthy blue-green foliage until the fall. Dense and sturdy habit. The dimensions given are way too small. This plant easily grows to 3.5 ft high and 6 ft wide by the summer's end. You can prune it back a bit, but I would give it no less than 5 ft all around. The plant dies back to the ground in the fall and emerges slowly in the spring. Otherwise it can be the focal point of a whole garden bed.

      Tienito
      , Rhode Island
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Emily
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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