The most compact baptisia to date, suitable for smaller gardens or to the front of flower bed.
Long-lived and tough perennial with dark red-purple flowers with pale yellow keel.
Blooming Time: May
Size: 2-2.5' tall x 2.5-3'wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 8
Culture: full sun, half shade (will tolerate light shade), adaptable to most of the soils (including acidic, poor soils or clay)
Moisture Needs: dry to average to (slightly) moist, adaptable
Origin: developed by Hans Hansen from Walters Gardens. One of the shortest baptisia with the breaking through purple-colored flowers. Unlicensed propagation prohibited - patented plant under PP26587
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes / yes
Attracts Hummingbirds: yes
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
Plant Combinations: 'Grape Taffy' is one of the smallest baptisias on the market, therefor it is suitable for smaller gardens, smaller urban front yards, patio areas etc.
Best in sunny flower beds, modern plantings (public and private), cottage gardens, water-wise plantings, pollinator gardens, prairie-type of plantings, naturalistic landscaping, combined with small shrubs , perennials and grasses. Baptisia is adaptable and tough plant that can be used in wider range - in the drier beds (with drought tolerant plants), but also with moisture loving plants!
Best in the middle of the bed, as a background plant in small bed and also as solitaire plant. Good companions are majority of commonly available perennials like Agastache, Amsonia, Alchemilla, Anemone hupehensis, Aster, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Euphorbia, hardy, Geranium, Hemerocallis, Helianthus, Iris, Kalimeris, Leucanthemum, Monarda, Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Penstemon, Perovskia, Phlox, Physostegia, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, Solidago, Stachys, Stokesia, Tradescantia, Vernonia, Veronica, Veronicastrum, etc. and ornamental grasses.
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