I ordered the quart size of this plant in early spring, had it shipped to zone 9b, and planted it right away. Sadly it’s barely grown beyond the small quart when it arrived. It’s getting full sun and drip irrigation regularly. Perhaps I’m giving it too much water so I’ll move the emitter a little further away from the plant. Hoping for better growth rate and to see at least one flower next year.
Decadence® Deluxe 'Pink Lemonade' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid
- 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).
Soft yellow flowers appears atop the compact clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. The flowers age to dusty raspberry purple, showing both colors at the same time.Fall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:42 - 48 InchesSpacing:46 - 48 InchesSpread:46 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Soft yellow ages to dusty raspberry purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.Decadence® Deluxe 'Pink Lemonade' Baptisia hybrid USPP 30,669, Can 6,255
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Connie G, California, United States, 15 weeks ago
I have three of these! This is their second year in the ground. The first year I planted them they bloomed a little but didn't grow much (baptisia form big ol taproots and don't like to be moved). This second year though? Wow! They went from maybe 1.5 feet tall to like 4 feet tall and wide with beautiful pink and yellow blooms! They get full sun and no extra water after the first year. These do NOT like to be wet. They will rot and fall over and die. Their taproot allows them to handle drought well once established. Their pea-like foliage is very beautiful even when there are no blooms. The seed pods are pretty cool though I do cut mine off. Overall a great full sun, drought tolerant plant!Sarah, Pennsylvania, United States, 26 weeks ago
What a treat! Purchased these on clearance last Fall and this Spring they exploded from the ground and put on quite the show! Lots of growth and tons of beautiful color and texture!Christopher, New York, United States, 1 year ago
An outstanding plant. I love false indigo. Does great as a spring pop of color for several weeks here in Missouri and then is a great foundation in the border the rest of the summer with those cool seed pods. Give them plenty of room.Michael Muenks, Missouri, United States, 2 years ago