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Baptisia perfoliata 'Survivor'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Baptisia perfoliata 'Survivor'

Eucalyptus-Leaf Redneck Lupine

Item #: 4818

Zones: 6a to 9b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(coll. #A1FL-192) This Southeast native to dead, dry sand is another of the most unique but overlooked baptisias. The lime-green rounded foliage looks just like a eucalyptus...even with the stem running through the middle of the leaves. In midsummer, the 3' tall x 3' wide, deer-resistant clumps are adorned with yellow pea-like flowers in the leaf axils. B. perfoliata turns brown in early fall but remains a sturdy structural plant in the garden into the winter...also great in flower arrangements. In Aiken Co, SC, we found a large swath of these under power lines that had been killed by herbicides. Only 1 clump remained alive...a much larger and more vigorous plant than any I'd seen. We rescued the clump and later had these propagated via tissue culture to preserve this exceptional clone.