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Solar Flare Prairieblues™ False Indigo

Full Sun Perennial
Baptisia x Solar Flare has a unique flower color all its own.  From late spring into early summer, the pea-like blossoms open lemon yellow, then take on a rusty orange blush as they age.  Both yellow and orange flowers are present at the same time on the impressive 12-18 inch long spikes. The large, shrub-like plant has blue-green foliage and an upright vase-shaped habit.  It is reported to be a very vigorous grower with mature clumps bearing over 100 flowering stalks.

Developed by Dr. Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanic Garden, this is a selection from open-pollinated seed collected from a complex hybrid of Baptisia.

Baptisia is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance.  There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen.  Plants are very long-lived once established.

A Northern Sunset Perennial

Image courtesy of Walters Gardens