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Plant Characteristics

Brand*
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Dark Purple
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Cut Flowers
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Baptisia is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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DECADENCE® DUTCH CHOCOLATE FALSE INDIGO

Baptisia x 'Dutch Chocolate'
PPAF Plant propagation prohibited

Buy Decadence® Dutch Chocolate False Indigo online.

THIS PLANT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED BY THE BREEDER DECADENCE DARK® CHOCOLATE IS THE REPLACEMENT

Decadence® Dutch Chocolate has rich velvety chocolate purple flowers that are held up by the upright stems of the bluish green foliage. The deep blue green foliage remains densely compact as the plant matures and the leaves start lower on the plant to cover the base of the plant better than most Baptisias.

Mature Height:

24-30 Inches

Mature Spread:

24-30 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Fabaceae · Common Name: Wild Indigo / False Indigo

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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