Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea
Early-flowering baptisia, with a different flower form than most of its cousins. This species occurs naturally in a broad swath of the U.S., ranging from Texas to Minnesota. I tried once before to grow this, and failed to get them through their first year. Attempt #2 in progress...
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '07 trade. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (85%G, 12-66d). Extended germination because intermediate stages of scarifying with sandpaper and nicking with a file resulted in additional germination after the first round
- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (11w; 25%G, 6w) - 80F (50%G, 3-8d)
Warm temperature really helps germination.
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