Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo

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Dazzle your guests with the fantastic yellow blooms of a very showy native perennial. Professional garden designers use the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo PP# 24,280 (Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue') to lift the mood and add a sunny layer of bright color. The Decadence® series of Baptisia is a deliciously beautiful line of flowering ornamentals!

As the new spring season starts its full swing, you'll be delighted by the long charcoal stems appearing in elegant masses of upright stems, loaded with beautiful, blue-green leaves. Lemon Meringue forms an upright, vase-shaped mound.

These rare, yellow-flowering False Indigo welcomes late spring, bearing brilliant blooms high above the foliage. The pea-shaped flowers look amazing for many weeks! You can feel great about supporting local butterflies and honey bees, who are certainly drawn to these sunny plants. They'll even flower in full sun or partial shade.

Seed pods appear, hinting at this plant's Pea family relations, for extra interest throughout the summer! Let them dry on the plant to mature into darling little seed pods for autumn crafts. Or trim them just after their peak for a second show in cut flower arrangements. You can even leave them on the plant like little maracas that rattle in the breeze for a sensory element to your garden!

Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo performs beautifully across the United States throughout USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9!

Planting and Application:

False Indigo delivers an incredible large-scale perennial presence in the garden. Add a beautiful layer at knee height to define smaller perennials from taller shrubs! Hardy enough for the Rock Garden, and romantic enough for the Cottage border, you wont go wrong with these cheerful blooms and their vertical flowers!

How happy can you be in your space? Imagine a wide paint brush sweeping luminous color across your garden design. Grow plenty! You'll love the outstanding impact they make in a mass planting or low hedge. Plus theyre practically maintenance-free and oh-so-easy to grow!

Use Lemon Meringue as a beautiful backdrop for smaller perennials like Chocolate Shogun Astilbe. Place it in front of gorgeous shrubs with dark foliage, such as Ninebark or Black Diamond Crape Myrtle. Simply pop a low hedge of Lemon Meringue in front of mature evergreen trees for a fresh, modern look! Don't forget to add smaller shrubs like Pugster White® Butterfly Bush or Neon Flash Spirea in front for a unique mixed border!

Options abound with these versatile large perennials! They work just as well as a utilitarian screen for your air conditioner or compost bin...or as a trs chic display of patio plants. They brighten up existing landscaping with an easy-breezy charm. Make the most of mature trees and shrubs with bright, bold color.

Add several Baptisia to a series of charcoal-gray outdoor containers. Plant spilling Angelina Sedum at the edge, then keep it watered for a long-lasting garden feature!

Layer them into mixed borders. Get creative with other Baptisia selections from Nature Hills, too. They'll be a perfect partner for Decadence® Deluxe Pink Truffles False Indigo and Blue False Indigo. Pollinators adore these warm-toned flowers. Highlight smaller perennials with a lush backdrop in a Butterfly Garden. Intrepid Victory Gardeners can also put the beauty of these early-season nectar resources to work. The enticing blooms help maximize the yields from your veggie patch or fruit bushes.

In spring, snip stems of the blooms and their greenery for bountiful vase arrangements! In the fall, harvest the bean-shaped seed pods as a charming addition to a fall-themed wreath for your front door. Or...simply leave them to add welcome winter interest.

  • Lemony-Yellow, Pea-Shaped Blooms
  • Flowers Pop Against Contrast of Charcoal Stems
  • Enjoy Flowers - Late Spring Through Early Summer
  • Great Cut Flowers & Cute Seed Pods in Fall
  • Energetic, Upright Growth Habit
  • Vase-Shaped Mound of Attractive, Blue-Green Foliage
  • Valuable Nectar Source for Butterflies & Helpful Pollinators
  • Versatile Landscape Use & Use as a "Thriller" in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perfect for beginners, Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo can be easily grown in full sun or part shade. Just make sure these Perennials receive at least four hours of sunlight a day. Well-drained soil is best, and you can create a raised bed for planting if you need to improve drainage.

Keep container plants in tall pots with plenty of drainage holes. We recommend a consistent schedule of supplemental water. Once the root system is established in your soil, it can handle periodic drought, but you'll keep your plants happy and healthy with regular water. All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the root system.

Deadhead after the flowers fade to clean up the mounds. Prune them in early spring to the ground. New growth and flowers emerge each year from the crown. Though deeply rooted, you can carefully divide these plants every 3-5 years to maintain their vigor if they seem to be struggling. Site them in a permanent spot, as their long tap roots resent being moved.

  • High Performance In Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Adaptable To Most Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Once Established
  • No Need to Deadhead & Prune Back Early Spring
  • Salt & Drought Tolerant - Deer Don't Prefer The Taste!
  • Adaptable Across Most of the United States - Easy-Care & Long-Lived
  • Improved Selection of a Native Perennial

Gain a decorator touch...the easy way! These delightful native cultivars are very popular and we'll sell out of our limited inventory quickly. Order your Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo today at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Decadence® Lemon Meringue False Indigo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow On Charcoal Stems
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
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