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
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, 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
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
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
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
And here’s a close-up of our new introduction, Baptisia ‘Blue Towers’…what a superb, sturdy upright plant, and looking so great today.
The baptisias are just looking fabulous this week at Juniper Level Botanic Garden…here’s a current shot of Hans Hansen’s Baptisia ‘Lemon Meringue’…how good is that!
Flowering in the garden today and looking quite handsome is our 2017 introduction, Baptisia ‘Yellow Towers’.
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