False Indigo - Purple Smoke
Sunny, Dry, and Purple
False Indigo Purple Smoke, Baptisia x hybrida 'Purple Smoke', is a seedling of Baptisia australis and Baptisia alba which resulted in a spectacular plant with charcoal-green stems and dozens of giant lupine-like flower heads of dusty purple.
'Purple Smoke' is a vigorous grower that becomes more impressive every year as it matures!
It is a good, vigorous grower, extremely long lived, and destined to become a favorite in the garden. The Baptisia looks attractive by itself, against walls and fences, or combined in a border with other June bloomers.
Full sun is best for the most successful flowering and performance. It grows well in average to dry soil but adapts to most conditions. It is deer resistant.
‘Purple Smoke’ has a very deep tap root, giving it the ability to survive long dry periods and making it a challenge to move once it is established. Move in the early spring if you must.
This plant takes a couple of years to really get going but once it does it really puts on a colorful show!
*Purple Flowers in June
*Loves Sun and Drought
|Family||Baptisia Purple Smoke|
|Mature Height||4 to 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 to 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|