Proven Winners Perennials
Baptisia 'American Goldfinch'
- Big spikes of bright yellow flowers in spring
- Long-lasting perennial that is a great substitute for flowering shrubs
- Tough, durable native with few pests or problems
This cultivar of a North American native plant makes a stunning statement in the garden in late spring when golden yellow flower spikes bloom above its round, wide habit. This is a highly floriferous Baptisia and the blooming continues for several weeks. After blooming, the attractive seed heads add fall interest. This is an excellent specimen for filling in a large space in the garden.
Uses: Tall Borders, Specimen, Mass Planting, Landscapes, Meadows
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Good Cut Flower/Dried Seed Heads, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright/Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Easy to grow in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Best in full sun, but it will tolerate light shade. If grown in too much shade it will need to be staked. Moderately drought tolerant once established, which may take a couple of seasons. A long-lived plant. Avoid disturbing the clump once established.