Purple Smoke False Indigo

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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
* Vigorous Grower
* Loves Sun and Drought


Purple Smoke False Indigo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 4 to 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 to 4 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun