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PlantFiles: Yellow Baptisia, False Yellow Indigo
Baptisia sphaerocarpa

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baptisia (bap-TIS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: sphaerocarpa (sfay-ro-KAR-puh) (Info)

Synonym:Baptisia viridis

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Rockguy1 On Oct 27, 2013, Rockguy1 from Calgary
Canada wrote:

I planted this about six years ago. It's not supposed to be hardy in Calgary (Zone 3b), and it struggled at first but has come back every year. We had a good summer this year and it doubled in size to about 2 feet tall and wide. I haven't had any blooms so far but I'm hoping maybe next year :). I also have a blue false indigo (baptisia australis) which is much hardier and has done very well.

Positive Humbirdhill On May 23, 2011, Humbirdhill from Covington, LA wrote:

I started this plant from seed, once in the fall and once in late spring. Both times I soaked the seeds overnight in very warm water and planted in good potting soil.

About 50-60% germination.

Baptisia sphaerocarpa is native to Louisiana.

Positive Pfg On Feb 22, 2011, Pfg from (Pam) Warren, CT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Self-colonized in a very old garden in full sun. Glorious when in bloom, no maintenance, no problems. Also called Yellow Wild Indigo.

Neutral frostweed On Jan 4, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Yellow Baptisia, False Yellow Indigo Baptisia sphaerocarpa is Native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Auburn, Alabama
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut
Washington, Illinois
Derby, Kansas
Covington, Louisiana
Toms River, New Jersey
Colden, New York
East Meadow, New York
Enid, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Elgin, South Carolina
Rock Hill, South Carolina



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