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Hallson Gardens :: Perennials :: Perennial plants for the sun :: Baptisia (false indigo) :: Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'

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Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'
 
Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'

Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'

Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' (PPAF) has uniquely colored chocolate-purple flowers with a slight yellow midrib, flowering in early summer on long spikes over a mound of blue-green foliage that grows 3' high and 2 to 3' wide. This Baptisia is a Proven Winners perennial and part of the Decadence™ Series of Baptisia plants. The unique chocolate color combines best with brighter flowers such as oranges and yellows so plant it with early flowering daylilies, bright yellow Iris, or with yellow Baptisia for the best effect.

Baptisia is a member of the legume family so it has a pea-like flower and rounded leaves like sweet peas and lupines. They grow to shrub-like proportions but die back to the ground each winter. It grows from a very deep taproot and will develop a massive root system over time, but can be moved successfully when dormant in the spring and fall.

Height: 30 - 36" Spacing: 24 - 36" apart
Light: Full sun to part sun Soil: Any average to rich, well-draining
Bloom Time: Early summer Zones: 3 - 8

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Item # BTDTCH
Availability Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
Plant Size 3+ eye plants, freshly dug and shipped bare root
Price (ea): $10.75

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05/22/2015

Welcome to summer - it's hosta season!

We would like to thank you for all of your spring orders. It was another successful spring shipping season and we will now continue to ship hostas, daylilies, and bearded Iris through the summer. The rest of the bare root perennials need to stay in the ground until fall as they are too actively growing to go cross country at the moment, so any new orders placed for perennials will now ship in the fall.

Hostas ship all summer and are always dug fresh. Each order is soaked for a period of time to allow the roots to absorb enough water to plump up the foliage, then the roots are wrapped in wet paper towels and covered with a bag. Your plants are sent in tall boxes to allow for all of the foliage. New orders for immediate shipping typically turned around in about 5 days, though sometimes sooner.

The nursery is NOW OPEN to the public 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm, including all holidays. We will close in October, depending on the fall weather, so if you are in the area we would love to show you around and help you pick out some plants. We are located on the west side of US Highway 127, 17 miles south of Jackson, Michigan, and 1/2 mile north of US-12.

Feel free to email us or call us toll free at 866-568-1474 with any questions and thank you very much for your continued support!

Sincerely yours, Chris Wilson and Brian Hall, Hallson Gardens



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