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PlantFiles: False Indigo
Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baptisia (bap-TIS-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carolina Moonlight

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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:
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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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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Rickwebb On Feb 6, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

A beautiful selection from a hybrid between B. alba (the White False-Indigo) x B. sphaerocarpus (the Yellow False-Indigo).

Positive sweetkate On Mar 17, 2009, sweetkate from Ringgold, VA wrote:

This is beautiful and very tough plant. The light yellow flowers make a stunning display in the spring, and then you have a nice full mound of light green foliage for the rest of the growing season - it looks like a healthy shrub. It's also quite drought tolerant. The only bad thing I can say about it is that you should put it where you want it to be forever, because it's nearly impossible to budge once it's established due to a long taproot. Lovely and very easy plant!


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

Logansport, Indiana
Prospect, Kentucky
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Colden, New York
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Okatie, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fate, Texas
Garland, Texas
Norfolk, Virginia
Ringgold, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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