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Decadence® 'Lemon Meringue' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
36"
Spread
36"
  • Details

    Features

    An impressively vigorous native cultivar. Long, charcoal grey stems carry the cool lemon yellow flowers, producing an excellent floral display atop the compact, upright mound of blue-green foliage.

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Compact habit, ideal for small spaces.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.

    This easy care, drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low maintenance or native perennials.

    You'll be impressed with the excellent vigor of this yellow flowered selection. It forms an upright, vase-shaped mound of attractive blue-green foliage topped with long, charcoal stems which carry the lemon yellow flowers in late spring to early summer, followed by decorative seed pods in fall. The contrast of dark stems with light flowers really pops in the landscape, delivering an excellent floral display.

    Decadence® 'Lemon Meringue' Baptisia hybrid USPP 24,280, Can 5,097
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • My first year for these plants. Planted 3 of them and the deer ate all the blooms. I would change the deer resistant if I were you. Loved how they looked for two days.

      Dar Muehlhausen
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 6 min ago
    • Ok I bought this from a nursery and it looked so attractive with the yellow flowers. I planted it in early Spring now it’s summer and the plant is doing well no flowers though .. but the foliage is very nice. I am having to transplant because even if it says DEER RESISTANT it’s not and the deer keep munching the new growth. I am planting on other side of my garden bed to see how it does there and no excess to deer as it will be in the back .

      Mari
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
    • Mine is a young plant and this is the fist year for flowers on 'Lemon Meringue'. I'm so glad I purchased it and can hardly wait for it to form a large clump. The yellow blooms simply glow and it is a great addition to my front garden.

      Judith Rogers
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 7 years ago
  • 1 Award

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Top Perennial Performer Colorado State University
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