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Baptisia simplicifolia
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Baptisia simplicifolia

Simple Leaf Baptisia

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Item #: 4412

Zones: 6a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

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We have yet to have anyone identify this strange Florida Panhandle endemic as a baptisia. The thick glossy-green eucalyptus-like leaves adorn this 2' wide, deer-resistant perennial...not surprising that after living in Florida for the last 60 million years its skin got a bit tough. Interestingly, Baptisia simplicifolia doesn't emerge from dormancy until late May or early June (late risers are common in Florida). Baptisia simplicifolia finally reveals its true identity in mid-July when the clumps are topped with short spikes of yellow flowers. Our plants have thrived since 2000 in our full sun rock garden among agaves and cacti.