False Indigo - Starlite Prairieblues™
Two Feet of Periwinkle Blooms
False Indigo Starlite Prairieblues, Baptisia 'Starlite Prairieblues™' PPAF, is the second introduction to the lovely Prairieblues™ series of Baptisia.
The dramatic 24 inch long flower stems resemble huge lupine flowers and make great cut flowers. In late spring, the deep violet-lavender buds of 'Starlite Prairieblues™' PPAF unfurl into lovely periwinkle-blue blooms with contrasting butter-cream keels.
The profusion of flowers rises just above the well-maintained foliage. 'Starlite Prairieblues™' looks great even when not in bloom!
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. The remarkable charcoal black seedpods add a nice touch to dried floral arrangements!
'Starlite Prairieblues™' 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. It is deer resistant.
One of the earliest Baptisia to bloom, it does take a couple of years to really get going, but once it does it really puts on a colorful show!
*Blue and Buttery Cream Flowers
*2' Long Flower Stems
*Loves Sun, Heat, and Drought
|Family||Baptisia Starlite Prairieblues|
|Mature Height||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 to 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Flower Color||Lavender blue|