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Baptisia ‘Chocolate Chip’

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Baptisia ‘Chocolate Chip’ is slightly larger than the similarly colored cultivar ‘Dutch Chocolate’. Its larger habit is also more open, and eventually flops by late summer. Interestingly, in 2015 ‘Chocolate Chip’ had the same number of flowers as the smaller ‘Dutch Chocolate’, but the more compact habit of the latter made the display seem more impressive. Given that ‘Dutch Chocolate’ has a better habit, and is equal in floral display, it appears that ‘Chocolate Chip’ has been superseded as the preferred cultivar.


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  • Common Name
    Chocolate Chip false indigo  
  • Bloom Period
    2.5 weeks 
  • Peak Bloom
    late May 
  • Size
    48” x 78” (H x W) 
  • Inflorescence Length
  • # of Inflorescences
  • Size at Flowering
    47” x 58” x 59” (H x W x Flowering Hgt.) 
  • Stem Color