Common Name: False Indigo
Did you love the deep flowers of ‘Dutch Chocolate’? Meet the new and improved version, ‘Dark Chocolate’. This variety shares that same, nearly black, charcoal purple flowers, but has much longer flower spikes-up to 27″ long. The flowers grow well out of the foliage, an improvement on its predecessor. Forms an incredibly full and bushy habit-a perfect substitution for shrubs if you’re looking for structure in the garden.
Baptisia is easy to grow and will thrive with little maintenance. There are many potential applications in the landscape including meadow plantings, as a backdrop in borders, or as a specimen. Plants are very long-lived once established.
The roots of the DECADENCE® series run deep. What started as a fun botanizing trip in the lower Midwest with a fellow horticultarist blossomed into a complex hybridizing project for breeder Hans Hansen. Hans has made countless crosses with the many native Baptisia species he has collected across Texas and Oklahoma. These crosses have resulted in an array of seedlings with unique flower colors and plant habits. Only the very best have made it into the new DECADENCE® Series, which includes varieties selected for their desirable flower colors and shorter, more compact habit.