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Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
Common Name: Wild indigo

Discovered by Rob Gardener of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens of Chapel Hill, NC. Apparently a chance hybrid of B. australis and B. alba, this has the charcoal-gray stems of alba and the blue color from australe, although it is more purple than B. australe. It is a good and vigorous grower and destined to be very much treasured.

Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8