Lemon Meringue Baptisia False Indigo Plant

Lemon Meringue Baptisia False Indigo Plant

This native perennial is widely adapted and easy to grow.


Bareroot
Item # 49299
Available Feb 10, 2020 to open plant zones. View schedule.
$14.95
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Plant Patent Applied For.

Tall wands of clear yellow on charcoal-black stems fill the spring and summer air on this glorious new cultivar. A compact, beautifully colored Baptisia, 'Lemon Meringue' is part of the Decadence™ series developed by premier breeder Hans Hansen. We think you'll love its performance in your garden.

Just 3 feet high and 2½ to 3 feet wide, this neat perennial begins flowering in late spring in most climates, continuing into summer. The pea-like blooms are followed by showy seedpods that last into fall, adding another season of beauty to the display. Lush blue-green foliage keeps the entire plant attractive from spring until frost.

Best in full sun or light shade, 'Lemon Meringue' is a very adaptable and easy to grow plant. It was bred from hybrids of native species in Oklahoma and Texas, and is ideal for either the garden or container. The result of more than a decade of breeding, it is an absolute top performer! You will love it. Zones 4-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?
Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?
Deer eating dayliliesPlanting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?
Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).