All Baptisia have a substantial presence in the garden, but the members of the DECADENCE® DELUXE are larger than their counterparts of the DECADENCE® Series. New to DELUXE is 'Blue Bubbly', a lavender-blue flowering variety. Its vase-like habit is topped with densely packed, blue flowers. The long, 16" flower spikes make for an extended season of bloom. Compared to 'Blueberry Sundae', 'Blue Bubbly' has a taller habit with a different shape, and a lighter blue flower color. Use in place of a shrub in the landscape for a centerpiece in the garden.
Baptisia is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance. There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen. Plants are very long-lived once established.
The roots of the DECADENCE® series run deep-14 years deep to be exact. What started as a fun botanizing trip in the lower Midwest with a fellow botanist blossomed into a complex hybridizing project for breeder Hans Hansen.
For over a decade, Hansen made countless crosses with many native Baptisia species he had collected across Texas and Oklahoma. These crosses resulted in an array of seedlings with unique flower colors and plant habits.
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