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Baptisia bracteata - Cream False Indigo

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SKU: 55
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Cream False Indigo (Baptisia bracteata) is a compact low growing, mounded legume and is a very long-lived perennial that can live for decades. It has cascading branches and velvety leaves below its large foot-long clusters of creamy yellow flowers on drooping stems. After bloom, its attractive seed pods are broad, black, and with pointed tips which offers nice contrast to grasses in the fall. It is an early bloomer, and its flowers are essential for queen bumblebees that emerge from their winter hibernation.


Soil Moisture:  Dry, Moderate

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Height:  1' - 2'

Spread:  1' - 2'

Hardiness Zone:  4 - 9

Bloom Color:  Creamy Yellow

Bloom Time:  May, June

Attracts:  Pollinators, Butterflies



Baptisia are large, long-lived, low maintenance perennials with around 20 species native to eastern or midwestern North America. The name comes from the Greek word bapto, "to dip" or "to dye," which both Native Americans and settlers used the plants to produce colored dye. Its flowers are held in impressive upright racemes composed of pea-shaped flowers, and after bloom bean-like pods form that turn green to black once mature. They provide an extended season of interest from its foliage, flowers, and seed pods.

Return Policy

Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

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