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Baptisia 'American Goldfinch'

Common Name:
False Indigo
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Shade
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Garden Height:
36-42 Inches
Garden Spread:
50-60 Inches
  • 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.

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