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Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

If you’re searching for the ultimate native perennial to add to your garden, look no further than Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo! Low maintenance and long lived, this fantastic plant produces spikes of electric purple flowers that will have pollinators flocking to your garden. The vibrant, pea-like flowers are complemented by attractive, blue-green foliage. This variety of false indigo blooms in late spring and early summer, but the show doesn’t stop there! By fall, the flower spikes will give way to large, black pods filled with seeds that rattle in the wind – giving them another common name of rattleweed.

Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo’s tall, shrub-like form makes it a wonderful backdrop for smaller plants. Growing 3-4 feet wide and 4-5 feet tall, false indigo works well in mass plantings and meadows, or use it as a showy specimen plant in mixed borders and pollinator gardens. Watch as hummingbirds stop by and as bumblebees push the flowers open to drink the nectar of these incredible flowers. False indigo is low maintenance, deer resistant, and drought tolerant once established, making it a must-have addition to your garden. 

Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo Care

False indigo should be planted in full sun for best growth and flowering, although it can tolerate partial shade. Like all legumes, false indigo has a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. It can provide bioavailable nitrogen to your garden while not needing much fertilization itself. False indigo thrives in well-drained, nutrient-poor soils with a neutral pH. This perennial can handle sandy, rocky, and clay soils. Do not plant it in excessively moist or poorly drained areas. 

Deadheading is not required since the seed pods are ornamental, but it can be done to prevent stems from flopping over. Prune back the dead foliage in winter to make room for new shoots in spring. False indigo can be divided in early spring but is often difficult to transplant due to its tough, expansive root system and deep taproot. False indigo may need to be transplanted to receive more sunlight if it is not blooming. 

Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo Spacing

Plant false indigo 4-5 feet apart to give it enough room to grow. This perennial can be spaced 3-4 feet apart in mass plantings and meadows for a natural-looking carpet of blooms. 

Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 Feet
Spacing: 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: Periwinkle
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Native to North America
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Decadence® Deluxe Periwinkle Popsicle False Indigo
Other Name(s): Rattleweed, Rattlebush
Scientific Name: Baptisia hybrid

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations