Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' PPAF (Dutch Chocolate Redneck Lupine)
Zone: 4a to 9b,
Height: 30" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This compact 2011 Hans Hansen introduction (a Baptisia minor hybrid) forms a 30" tall x 2' wide clump topped in late April (NC) with spikes of black-purple buds that mature to brown...the darkest flower of any baptisia so far. Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' is an amazing color breakthrough in this wonderful group of US native, deer-resistant, drought-tolerant perennials.