Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Common name: Large Yellow Indigo

Native plant

Upright, bushy growth habit with terminal,  abundant racemes of large, bright yellow flowers.  Seed pods are round, marble-sized and showy in their own right. Leaves are much larger than other Baptisia species and offer great texture in the garden.  This plant is nitrogen fixing and drought tolerant, making it a good choice for poor condition soils. 

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Yellow

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Nitrogen fixer

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