You’ve Never Seen a Baptisia Like This Before

Keep Growing —  April 11, 2016 — 2 Comments

Be the first to grow these ten new plants—including Lunar Eclipse false indigo—just patented via the Chicagoland Grows, Inc. plant introduction program and on sale for the first time.

Purchase these new Baptisia and more online at Sooner Plant Farm and Bluestone Perennials.

Look for them at Chicago-area garden centers, said Jim Ault, Ph.D., who manages the program for the Chicago Botanic Garden. He’s proud of all of them, but two are special, said Ault, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Director of Ornamental Plant Research: Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’, for its flowers that change from creamy white to deep violet as the plant ages, and Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’, for its profusion of yellow flowers on dark charcoal stems.

PHOTO: Blue Mound false indigo.

Blue Mound false indigo
Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’

PHOTO: Lavender Rose false indigo.

Lavender Rose false indigo
Baptisia ‘Lavender Rose’

PHOTO: Lunar Eclipse false indigo.

Lunar Eclipse false indigo
Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’

PHOTO: Mojito false indigo.

Mojito false indigo
Baptisia ‘Mojito’

PHOTO: Royal Purple false indigo.

Royal Purple false indigo
Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’

PHOTO: Sunny Morning false indigo.

Sunny Morning false indigo
Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’

PHOTO: Sandstorm false indigo.

Sandstorm false indigo
Baptisia ‘Sandstorm’

PHOTO: Tough Love spiderwort.

Tough Love spiderwort
Tradescantia ‘Tough Love’

PHOTO: Pink Profusion phlox.

Pink Profusion phlox
Phlox × procumbens ‘Pink Profusion’

PHOTO: Violet Pinwheels phlox.

Violet Pinwheels phlox
Phlox ‘Violet Pinwheels’

Read more about these cultivars on the Chicagoland Grows website.


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2 responses to You’ve Never Seen a Baptisia Like This Before

  1. Yes I have. I have several different kinds of baptista growing in my year, plus the spiderwart and others of the ones you have suggested. They are all spectacular,.

  2. Thanks for the info on Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’. Baptisia has become one of my all-time favorites in the garden!

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