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Decadence® Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Height 2.5-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2.5-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

False indigos (Baptisias) are known for their striking royal blue flower spikes and fall interest. Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo takes interest to a new level, but in a compact form. Its violet-blue flowers rise above blue-green foliage and bloom spring through summer. By late summer, small black fruit pods appear and the leaves remain green, making this False Indigo shine as other plants begin to drop their leaves. And since it is more compact than some shrubs, it is the perfect spring-through-fall plant for containers or urban landscapes.

Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo grows to a height and width of 30 to 36 inches. Its blooms and smooth, bluish leaves are pretty enough for the plant to stand on its own in a landscape. Plant several in a group for a near "field" of pea-like blue blossoms. Cut the fresh flower stalks or dried pods for flower arrangements. Place your Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo in full or part sun in zones 4 through for 9; give it a little more shade in those warmer zones.

Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo Care

Your Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo can grow in nearly any soil and can handle periods of drought. Just give the plant more regular watering in its first year and if you place it in a container. Water your plant with drips or soakers so the water goes below the plant.

Baptisias are native to North America, so the hybrids are easy-care plants. You don't need to deadhead your false indigo. You also don't need to worry about replacing it; the plants typically live 25 years.

Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo Spacing

Plant this shrub in the middle of garden beds, cottage gardens, or as a mass planting. It tolerates salt and can grow near sidewalks that ice up. Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo attracts bees and is a perfect thriller plant for a large container or highly visible spot in your yard. Space these in the ground at least 2.5 feet apart, center on center.

Decadence Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): Blue to Purple
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color(s): Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 2.5-3 Feet
Spread: 2.5-3 Feet
Spacing: 2.5-3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Features: Drought; Fall Interest; Deadheading Not Necessary
Scientific Name: Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires' Baptisia hybrid USPP 27,904
Common Name: Decadence® Sparkling Sapphires False Indigo
Other Name(s): Blue False Indigo; Blue Wild Indigo
Brand: Proven Winners

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