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False Indigo 'Cherries Jubilee' Baptisia 'Cherries Jubilee' DECADENCE® SERIES

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Description

False Indigo 'Cherries Jubilee' is a hybrid in the DECADENCE® series which was bred for different flower colors and a dense compact form. It is fairly short for a False Indigo, growing 2-3 feet high and wide. In late spring to early summer the deep red buds open to bicolored flowers of maroon and yellow that age to golden and are held above attractive blue-green foliage. The flowers are followed by ornamental seed pods. The plant is bushy and multi-stemmed making it a heavy bloomer. 

False Indigos are long-lived with a deep taproot making it drought-tolerant but difficult to transplant. They will grow in average, moist to dry, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Use this plant as a specimen, in the middle of the perennial border or pollinator gardens and naturalized areas.

 

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#showy leaves#tough plant#fall interest#disease resistant#bicolor#pest resistant#deer resistant#long lifespan#blue green leaves#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#taproot#dry soils tolerant#host plant#erosion tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#showy leaves#tough plant#fall interest#disease resistant#bicolor#pest resistant#deer resistant#long lifespan#blue green leaves#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#taproot#dry soils tolerant#host plant#erosion tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Baptisia
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Foliage is host plant to moths.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer damage; tolerates drought, poor soils, dry soil, and erosion
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Maroon and yellow pea-shaped flowers in racemes in mid-spring. Flower color fades to light brownish red and yellow as they age.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Attractive blue-green foliage. Compound leaves have groups of 3 leaflets alternating up the stem. Leaflets are elliptical to obovate, 1.5 inches long by 3/4 inch wide
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Stout green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Poor Soil
    Salt