Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamining Yellow’ and Achillea millifolium ‘Moonshine’

5 This one yellow baptisia and yarrowmay 11Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamining Yellow’ and Achillea millifolium ‘Moonshine’

Yellow Wild Indigo and Moonshine Yarrow

I can’t say enough about Baptisia sphaerocarpa. It is a perennial plant not all that available in your average nursery or box store, I mail ordered mine a few years ago but also bought one this year at Bustani Plant Farm. It does fine with average, dry to medium, decently well-drained soil and full sun. The clump will slowly expand, and said to have a deep root system and should not be disturbed once established–we will see—once it is a bit bigger I will take a shovel to it and move some. Of course in Stillwater I would only chance that in May. It forms a 2-3’ tall mound, blooms early with small, yellow, pea-like flowers then lovely pods like all baptisias. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 8.

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