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£ 8.50 

Baptisia alba

White false indigo

If you've tried growing lupins and failed miserably then try Baptisia, a distant cousin of lupins but much easier to grow. 

Baptisia are North American natives that take some time to develop their large root system. This is designed to get the plant through extreme weather conditions including severe drought, so a little patience is required.  

Leave them alone to get going as once established plants become very long lived and trouble free. 

Highly decorative the smokey purple stems appear almost black at times accentuating the 30 cm long pristine white flowers which attract both moths and butterflies. The long lasting flowers are followed by black pea-like seed pods which droop from the fading stems, hence pendula.

A truly gorgeous plant.

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Fabaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

100cm 

50cm 

Blue green 

Brilliant white 

Well drained, loam, sand 

Full sun 

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