The dark violet-blue flowers are borne in profusion on the 24-inch-long primary inflorescences. The shorter secondary inflorescences come into bloom as the primary inflorescences are finishing up, extending this selection’s bloom season to three to four weeks, longer than most Baptisia. The fine- textured foliage remains an attractive green all season until the first hard freeze of autumn. This striking plant makes an excellent specimen but is also effective massed at the back of a perennial border. Can be an outstanding addition to a mixed border or grouped for a naturalistic effect in prairie or meadow settings. Its durability lends it to low-maintenance landscapes. The upright stems and their lack of lowermost foliage make ‘Midnite’ suitable for planting close to other plants in the landscape, unlike some false indigos such as B. australis.
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The Prairieblues™ false indigos were developed by Jim Ault, Ph.D., at the Chicago Botanic Garden from crosses made between 1999 and 2004. The selections were developed from crossing Baptisia albescens (formerly B. alba), B. australis var. australis, B. australis var. minor, B. bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea), B. sphaerocarpa, and B. tinctoria in various c ombinations. All parent plants and selections were grown in-ground at the Chicago Botanic Garden (USDA Zone 5b) during the breeding and selection process.
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