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Article: Perennial Plant Association selects Baptisia australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year: difficult to move!

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purplefinch
Lake Bluff, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2010
5:03 AM

Post #7737780

The one thing I learned about Baptisia is to plant it right where you want it the first time, allowing for growth. As a pretty novice gardener, I didn't know this --- I planted two that were too close together. Trying to dig one out after only a year was backbreaking! They have a large tap root that didn't want to go. Other than that it's certainly one of my favorites -- like you say, it pretty much takes care of itself and it's beautiful year-round. Thanks for the article!
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7739875

Thanks for the tip purplefinch. If mine gets too crowded, I'll move other stuff out of its way.

TC
slcochran
Akron, OH

April 26, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7740269

It's not really that difficult- you just need a very sharp spade and some weight. Of course, this is a very good chance to divide it inot 4 parts and let some friends enjoy this striking plant. I also have a white one. It's not nearly so vigorous, but it's doing very well and is very attractive also. The dry seed heads ("rattles") are worth the risk of seedlings in the spring.

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