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Baptisia sphaerocarpa (yellow wild indigo) Baptisia sphaerocarpa (yellow wild indigo)

Baptisia sphaerocarpa

yellow wild indigo

A very sturdy, drought-resistant garden plant with striking spikes of pea flowers that range from butter yellow to gleaming gold.


Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

yellow wild indigo Interesting Notes

This has long been our favorite of the baptisia species. The rounded blue green leaves adorn the 18" tall x 18" wide clumps. In mid to late April, the clumps are topped with stupendous 12-15" tall spires of pure yellow flowers, followed in late summer by curious spherical tan seed pods. You will love this heat and drought tolerant US native in your perennial border! Plant Delights

Baptisia sphaerocarpa Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun or part shade in average to dry soil. Baptisia 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. Full sun is best for the best flowering and performance.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Attributes
Native to North America