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Baptisia perfoliata

Baptisia perfoliata
Already showing their growth habit as seedlings

Common name eucalyptus wild indigo, gopher weed, cat's bells
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 36"
Light sun

Native to the southeastern United States. Round blue-gray leaves clasp the stem just like a eucalyptus does. Yellow flowers in summer. Some sources rate this hardy only to zone 7.

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 '13/'14 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (56%G, 6-35d)

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