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Baptisia 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'
Common Name: False Indigo Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

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This large lupin relative has 12-18 inch lemon yellow spikes which develop an orange blush with age atop large bush like plants to four feet. Other desirable attributes of this under used perennial are blue-green foliage, an upright vase-shaped habit, vigorous growth, easy care, long life, AND mature clumps can bearing over 100 flowering stalks! Use in meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders and as a specimen. A complex hybrid between B. tinctoria, B. alba and B. australis.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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