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Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' ('Carolina Moonlight' false indigo)

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of North Creek Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' bap-TEE-zsah Common Name: 'Carolina Moonlight' false indigo Genus: Baptisia
This spectacular perennial hybrid has 18-inch-tall spires of buttery yellow flowers in late spring and beautiful blue-green foliage throughout summer. Tough, exceptionally drought tolerant, and extremely long-lived, it's the southern substitute for the much sought-after lupine. 'Carolina Moonlight' has an adaptable, easy-to-grow nature and makes a great companion for other rugged plants such as ornamental grasses.
Noteworthy characteristics: Buttery yellow flowers and bluish green foliage make this cultivar of our native false indigo a standout. It is very hardy and long-lived.
Care: Provide full sun and most any soil. Foliage may be sheared or trimmed back after flowering to avoid the possibility of needing to stake the plant.
Propagation: Divide plants in late fall or early spring. This cultivar does not come true from seed.
Problems: Nothing serious.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Native; Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Late Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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