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Vase shaped habit and fantastic flower power.

Baptisia Lavender Rose

A vase shaped plant with long, strong pinkish-purple flowers that light up any mixed border.

Selected partly for its distinct vase-shaped habit in bloom and its fantastic flower production, but most notably for its unique bloom color, this plant’s flowers start off medium rose-violet, then age to soft lavender-rose, as unique as its namesake the lavender rose. The inch-wide flowers are densely produced on 18”-long inflorescences. Expect three weeks of bloom from mid-May into early June (USDA Zone 5). After blooming, this vigorous and adaptable selection matures into a dense, broad mound with clean foliage. ‘Lavender Rose’ is an advanced-generation hybrid developed from Baptisia australis and B. bracteata.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Lavender Rose false indigo
  • Botanical Name

    Baptisia 'Lavender Rose' PP25876
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    The Prairieblues™ false indigos were developed by Jim Ault, Ph.D., at the Chicago Botanic Garden from crosses made between 1999 and 2004. The selections were developed from crossing Baptisia albescens (formerly B. alba), B. australis var. australis, B. australis var. minor, B. bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea), B. sphaerocarpa, and B. tinctoria in various c ombinations. All parent plants and selections were grown in-ground at the Chicago Botanic Garden (USDA Zone 5b) during the breeding and selection process.

  • Bloom Time

    Late spring
  • Bloom Color

  • Fruit Time

  • Fruit Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Late spring
  • Size

    3.5' tall by 5' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Moist, but well-drained, fairly adaptable to many soils
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant once established
  • Disease & Pests

    False indigos exhibit good to excellent disease resistance. A seed weevil will predate the seed, but this does not detract from either plant health or display value. The genista broom moth caterpillar (Uresiphita reversalis) can seriously defoliate plants of Baptisia, but this tends to be more of a problem in warmer climes.
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, mass plantings, matrix plantings, naturalized gardens, commercial plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings, Tissue Culture

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