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Baptisia lanceolata

Common name gopherweed; lance-leaf false indigo
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade

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-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '08/'09 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (63%G, 10d-10w). Re-sandpapered at 7w.
  2. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, bagyy 75F (27%G, 17-55d)

Same germination pattern as other baptisias - scarification is necessary to get the seeds to swell, but even then germination may take several weeks.

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