Baptisia x minor 'Lemon Meringue' False Indigo

$17.95
$17.95
Size

Description

Baptisia x minor 'Lemon Meringue' forms an upright, vase-shaped mound of blue-green foliage that is topped with long, charcoal stems of lemon yellow flowers in late spring. The contrast between stem and blooms is striking. Also known as Dwarf False Indigo, 'Lemon Meringue' is small enough to fit into most gardens and is rapidly becoming a favorite perennial for landscapers.

Baptisia minor is native to the central and south central United States, where it is typically found on grasslands, in openings in rich woods and thickets and along open stream banks.

Baptisia x minor 'Lemon Meringue' prefers sun and average to dry sites. It is easily grown in low fertility soil, including clay. Its deep, tap root system resents disturbance once established.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Dwarf False Indigo, Wild Indigo
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 36
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Mid-late spring
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.