Baptisia x 'Lunar Eclipse'

Lunar Eclipse False Indigo

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Phenomenal color change creates dramatic multi-toned shades of oversized flowers on each stem. Blooms emerge light lemon-over-cream then transition to cream, pale lilac and shades of purple/blue. 


More About Baptisia x 'Lunar Eclipse'

  • Clover-like blue-green leaves displayed after bloom.
  • Very easy to maintain
  • Attracts butterflies

From the Prairieblue™ Series, False Indigo provides an arresting presence in the garden. Blue-green foliage is topped with spires of lupine-like flowers in late spring. Baptisia is exceptionally long-lived so choose a good shrub-sized space and enjoy its carefree nature. - See more at: https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/BALE.html#sthash.jOlexGe4.dpuf


Lunar Eclipse False Indigo Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cut back to 6 inches in the fall and remove the dead foliage in spring. May need staking to maintain it's form. Deadhead after blooming. Does not like to be transplanted. Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer.


Height:

3-4 Feet

Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 10

Baptisia x 'Lunar Eclipse' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Dried Flower
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • Lavender
  • White

Habit

  • Clumping
  • Mounding