I buy a lot of plants online and often get emails about special offers. Today I had one for Baptisia and they sound amazing but I have never grown them and was wondering if anyone had and if they thought they were s good plant? Do they need staking? Are they Hardy? Any honest reviews very welcome these nursery adverts make every plant sound perfect!
I considered them for my garden as I liked the look of them, but I don't think they flower for very long, and thy're not overly attractive when not in flower, so I didn't get any
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
The do look a bit delicate but are growing well so far and the weather has turned autumnal here. Won’t really know for sure how they do until they are planted out next year. I am hoping they do well.
They are a reliable perennial but need a bit of space . As Pete says , they're finished too quickly and then look tatty .
Best planted with some other late summer perennial which obscures the foliage .
Another relative is Thermopsis ; flowers for me April/May ; primrose yellow fls.