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We Love ‘Sparkling Sapphires’ False Indigo

Proven Winners has introduced another plant to love—Decadence ‘Sparkling Sapphires’ false indigo, a smaller-in-stature plant that is upright and not too picky about soil. The plant’s vivid blue flowers look stunning and the blue green foliage brings a cool tone to the sunny garden.


Common name: Decadence ‘Sparkling Sapphires’ false indigo
Botanical name:Baptisia australis ‘Sparkling Sapphires’
Flowers: blue-purple
Foliage: blue-green
Habit: Upright
Height: 30–36 inches
Spread: 30–36 inches
USDA Zones: 4a–9b

This easy-to-grow plant may take a few years to get well established, but once it does, it is quite long-lived. Thanks to its substantial taproots that penetrate deep into the soil, it does well in somewhat dry conditions, but it is very difficult to transplant. So pick a planting site with care and leave it be.

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