Psoralea…baptisia’s little cousin

While we’re on a theme of little-known North American natives, how about a shout out to Psoralea psoralioides…aka Sampson’s snakeroot. This delightful legume has prospered in our sunny garden for years, where it thrives, flowering over a month after it’s … Continue reading

More cool baptisias

If you’ve followed us for a while, you know our passion for the North American native baptisia. Our breeding program is over two decades old now, and we are thrilled to introduce our latest selections. Baptisia ‘Blue Candleabra’ is a … Continue reading

Baptisias: Great American Natives!

Baptisias, commonly known as false indigo, are North American native members of the pea family and quite drought tolerant once established. They provide amazing architectural form in a sunny garden or perennial border, and are deer-resistant and a butterfly magnet … Continue reading

Baptisia in the garden

Here’s Baptisia ‘Cherries Jubilee’ in the garden…a unique butterscotch and brown flower…a Hans Hansen hybrid. Here is another recent baptisia photo from the garden…Baptisia ‘Lemon Meringue’ looking mighty fine.  Baptisia thrive in either dry or wet soils as long as … Continue reading

Stunning baptisias in the garden

The baptisias are looking fabulous in the garden now.  Here’s Baptisia ‘Blueberry Sundae’, a hybrid from Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens.  Baptisias are as drought tolerant as catus, but can also grow equally well streamside with their roots in standing … Continue reading

Happy New Year – More new plants….baptisia

I hope everyone had a wonderful new year and are recovering/gardening as your prior celebratory evening permits.¬† Continuing to showcase some of our 2015 introductions, we’ll focus today on baptisia…a genus on which we’ve spent a good bit of time.¬†Baptisia … Continue reading

Psoralea…not a skin disease

Be honest now…how many of you have grown psoralea in your garden?  Psoralea is an odd little baptisia cousin that’s ignored by all the gardening books, as well as most recommended native plant lists. Here is our clump of Psoralea … Continue reading