Proven Winners Perennials
Baptisia Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires'
- One of our easiest plants for the sunny border
- Great in dry sites & poor, sandy soils
- Pairs well with many of our common prairie flowers
Decadence® Series Baptisias are ideal for smaller gardens because of their shorter stature, and 'Sparkling Sapphires' boasts a show-stoppingly vibrant violet blue flower in late spring. The seed pods that develop immediately after blooming is finished create a beautiful touch that persists into fall. With its easy care requirements, drought tolerance, and deer resistance, Baptisia 'Sparkling Sapphires' is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance perennial.
Uses: Borders, Naturalizing, Specimen
Nature Attractions: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Good Cut Flower, Deadheading Not Necessary, Drought 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 seasons. Cut back in spring, or whenever it gets flattened by autumn or winter weather. A long-lived plant; avoid disturbing the clump once established.