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Baptisia perfoliata, Catbells

Baptisia perfoliata, Catbells

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Baptisia perfoliata

Baptisia perfoliata

Synonym(s)

(Crotalaria perfoliata)

Common Name(s)

Catbells

Phonetic Spelling
bap-TEE-zee-uh per-foh-lee-AY-tuh
Description
This Southeast native is another of the best, but overlooked baptisias, growing in dead, dry sand. The blue-grey rounded foliage is eucalyptus-like...even with the perfoliate leaves. In early summer, the 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.

These plants were grown from our wild collected seed from Charlton County, GA, near the Florida State line.

Family
Fabaceae
Native Range
FL, GA, SC
Hardiness Zone(s)
6a --to-- 9b
Lifespan
Herbaceous, Long-lived, Perennial
Habitats
Native to deep sands but takes to garden conditions quite well.
Exposure
Full Sun --to-- Part Shade
Growth Habit
Sprawling 24" tall x 36" wide
Soil Texture
Clay, Loam (Sand/Silt/Clay), Sand
Propagation
--Seeds
--Cuttings
Moisture
Somewhat moist, no flooding --to-- Very long, very dry periods
Salt Water Tolerance
--
Salt Spray Tolerance
--
Attracts
Bees, Moths, Pollinators
Recommended Uses
Butterfly Gardens, Children's Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Interesting Foliage, Native Garden, Native Planting
Pot Size
4in. Tall Pot (32 fl. oz./0.95 L)
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