Plant Needs Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun Maintenance Category: Easy Bloom Time: Late Spring through Early Summer Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b Water Category: Average Soil Fertility Requirement: Poor Soil Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil
Features Rich velvety chocolate purple flowers are held on strong, upright stems atop an especially compact, relatively short mound of deep blue-green foliage. This vigorous native cultivar is well-suited to smaller urban gardens.
Top reasons to grow: - Fall Interest - Deadheading Not Necessary - Drought Tolerant - Attracts: Butterflies - Resists: Deer - Native to North America
Uses Landscape Uses Notes: Compact habit, ideal for small spaces.
Maintenance Notes Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.
This easy care, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.
Rich velvety chocolate purple flowers held on upright stems above an especially compact mound of foliage in late spring to early summer makes this plant ideal for smaller urban gardens. The deep blue green foliage remains densely compact as the plant matures and the leaves start lower on the stems, covering the base of the plant better than most Baptisias.