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Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'

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

Synonym:Baptisia viridis

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wendymadre On Jul 23, 2014, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:

Zone 7A, Petersburg Virginia: I've had a 'Screamin' Yellow' Baptisia in my backyard for two years now. It hasn't reached its possible five-root spread yet, but covers maybe two-and-a-half to three feet. I had not realized that the yellow form was wild (and therefore likely to be hardier than a cultivated variety), and so I was surprised when the yellow returned this spring, and my blue baptisia did not. The 'Screamin' Yellow' is healthy, the blossoms are pretty, and the lupin-like leaves are attractive even when the blossoms have faded. I am waiting for the seed pods to completely dry, so that I can collect seeds to plant. I may keep a few stems with dried pods for flower arranging as well.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Wilmington, Delaware
Cordele, Georgia
Saint Charles, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Walpole, New Hampshire
Schenectady, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Fate, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Kansasville, Wisconsin

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