Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' has velvety, chocolate-purple flowers. The plants have an upright habit and are densely compac with attractive, blue-green foliage. The cultivars of the Decadence Series from breeder Hans Hansen were selected specifically for their shorter, more compact habit and unique flower colours. Baptisia are like perennial lupins. Though they are herbaceous they act much like a shrub for design purposes.
Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.