Decadence® ‘Lemon Meringue’ False Indigo

Baptisia x ‘Lemon Meringue’ PP#24,280
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
Decadence® ‘Lemon Meringue’ False Indigo is a vigorous selection with lemon yellow flowers, charcoal-colored stems, and blue-green foliage. The contrast of dark stems and light flowers really pops, and decorative seedpods create extra interest in the fall. Baptisia, or false indigo, is a deer-resistant, drought-tolerant perennial that works well in the middle of the border and tolerates poor soil.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 30 to 36 inches tall, 30 to 36 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright - Vase Shaped
Features:   North American Native
Drought Tolerant (once established), Deer Resistant
Attracts:   Butterflies, Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Cottage, Cutting
Flower features:    Profuse Flowering
Lemon yellow that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Tan to black pea-like seed pods; poisonous to deer that will ripen in fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Blue
Deep blue-green leaves held on charcoal gray stems
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping
, Border, Mass Planting
Decadence® ‘Lemon Meringue’ False Indigo is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 30 to 36 inches tall, 30 to 36 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   3-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Average
Soil Types:   Neutral   Tolerates dry soil   Low-fertility
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    No fertilizer needed.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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