Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'

Purple Smoke Redneck Lupine, Indigo

Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Baptisia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 50" tall, 36" wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dark green stems and greyish green leaves. Light purple flower spikes in April to June which apparently last several weeks. Well-drained soil. Rabbit resistant.


Introduced in 1996 by Rob Gardner (former North Carolina Botanical Garden Curator). A hybrid between Baptisia alba and Baptisia minor (Avent) or Baptisia australis (which may be the same plant as B. minor anyway!


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