Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’
at Digging Dog
Distinguished by their stately postures, these long-lived Legume family members grow wild in the eastern and southern regions of this country. A handsome mass of leaflets grouped in threes and erect, branching stems hosts showy spires adorned with small, sweet-pealike blooms. Later,
large brownish black, papery seed pods form, which bring captivating visual accents, and even rattling sounds to arrangements. Easily cultivated in well drained sites, Baptisias tolerate poor, sandy soils and some drought, but
resent having their roots disturbed.
Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’
Poised upon dramatic 1 ft. tall spires, ‘Royal Purple’s
ample dark violet blossoms exhibit the deepest, most opulent
purple coloration of all the trialed Baptisia cultivars
at Delaware’s highly acclaimed Mt. Cuba Center. This
impressive Chicagoland introduction boasts a bumblebee
haven of blooms, plus an attractive shrub-like habit
with tailored blue-green foliage, lengthy seasonal interest
and a virtually pest free vigor. (PPAF)
Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 3' 0"–4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’ (P-1831)
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018
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