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Baptisia 'Dark Chocolate'


Baptisia Decadence 'Pink Truffles' has large, mauve-pink flower spires with pale yellow keels adaptable to many garden situations.

Baptisia Decadence 'Dark Chocolate' has large, deepest purple, almost black, flower spires with golden yellow keels to 3-4 feet tall. Baptisia are long-lived, will thrive with little maintenance and adapt to soils that range from dry to marginal, but dislike being moved once established. Potential design options include meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen. Choose a place well and they will grow into vase-shaped anchor plant that even helps feed your garden.

Common Name: False Indigo

Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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