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PlantFiles: False Indigo, Wild Indigo
Baptisia 'Twilite Prairieblues'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baptisia (bap-TIS-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Twilite Prairieblues
Additional cultivar information: (PP19011, aka Twilite, Twilight Prairie Blues)
Hybridized by Ault; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

Synonym:Baptisia x variicolor

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Feb 27, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

PPAF #19011

Positive ms_greenjeans On Jun 3, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

The first time this plant bloomed I didn't think I would like it. My other false indigo plants are a much brighter purplish-blue and a dark royal blue. But I have grown to appreciate this one very much, and the colors look just right with the other plants that are near it. For me this variety is a more vigorous and robust grower than the other varieties I have.
Update 2012: I appreciate this more every year. It is large and lush and covered with flowers every spring. The flowers almost look like each individual bloom on the stalk is lighted from the inside.

Neutral braun06 On May 20, 2009, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

It is a good sized baptisia with large leaves and good flower production. I didnt appreciate the flowers much for me as the flower color comes across a little dirty. Against the foliage the flowers have a hard time showing themselves and almost become forgettable. I have since removed it in favor of a different color baptisia.

Regional...

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

Yarnell, Arizona
Hanna City, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Olathe, Kansas
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Hopkins, Minnesota
Bolivia, North Carolina
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Mc Minnville, Tennessee
Appleton, Wisconsin



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