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I was the first bi-color baptisia on the market!

Baptisia Twilite

The first bi-color in a stunning combination of creamy yellow and maroon.

Twilite is a long-lived easily grown bicolor baptisia, selected from a controlled cross by Dr. Jim Ault. Twilite is unusually quick to mature for a baptisia; three-year-old plants produce upward of 100 flowering racemes. Blooms are long lasting, beginning in late May and continuing through the first weeks of June. The blue-green, trifoliate foliage stays spotless all season. Twilite needs ample space to stretch in the garden, as the plant can reach 5' tall x 4' to 5' wide. An extremely robust and vigorous selection, Twilite features lupine-like flowers in a smokey violet

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Twilite false indigo
  • Botanical Name

    Baptisia 'Twilite' PP19011
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    Twilite is a selection from a controlled cross of Baptisia (australis x sphaerocarpa) made by Dr. Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color

    Pale yellow and marooon
  • Fruit Time

  • Fruit Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    5' tall by 5' wide4-9
  • 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