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Super heavy flower production and early flowering.

Baptisia Mojito

So many greenish-yellow flowers that you can hardly see the stems. Mojito will be a statement anywhere you plant it.

Selected especially for its heavy flower production, the light lemon-green flowers contrast nicely with the deep lime-green foliage. ‘Mojito’ begins flowering in early to mid-May, somewhat ahead of most other false indigos (USDA Zone 5). It also blooms longer than most false indigos—upward of four weeks. The vase-shaped habit in spring gives way to a more rounded habit during the remainder of the growing season. ‘Mojito’ has strong stems that don’t lodge, and its attractive foliage is darker in color than most other false indigos. This complex hybrid was developed from Baptisia australis, B. bracteata, and B. sphaerocarpa.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Mojito false indigo
  • Botanical Name

    Baptisia 'Mojito' PP25987
  • 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

  • Bloom Color

    Pale yellow
  • Fruit Time

  • Fruit Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • 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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