Decadence® 'Dark Chocolate' Baptisia | Proven Winners

Nearly black, charcoal purple flowers appear atop the compact clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. Smaller size; well-suited to urban landscapes.
  • Fall Interest
  • Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
  • Resists: Deer
  • Native to North America

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 36 - 42 Inches
  • Spacing: 36 Inches
  • Spread: 36 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Black, Purple
  • Flower Shade: Black and charcoal purple
  • Foliage Colors: Blue, Green
  • Foliage Shade: Blue-green
  • Habit: Upright
  • Container Role: Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b 
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Poor Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point
  • Uses Notes: Compact habit, ideal for small spaces
  • Maintenance Notes: Grows best in full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Very long-lived perennial.

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