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Baptisia ‘Ivory Towers’

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Baptisia ‘Ivory Towers’ has consistently been one of the standout cultivars in our trial. The stems emerge with a purplish tinge that slowly fades as they elongate. When in bloom, ‘Ivory Towers’ produces tall inflorescences of pure white flowers that last for three weeks. The flowers give way to large, blocky fruit that persist above the foliage throughout the summer and early fall. Even though ‘Ivory Towers’ is a larger plant, its habit is more upright and vase-shaped, so it doesn’t occupy the same amount of space, width wise, as some of the other large cultivars. The leafless lower portion of the stems also give ‘Ivory Towers’ a very graceful looking silhouette.


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  • Common Name
    Ivory Towers false indigo  
  • Bloom Period
    3 weeks 
  • Peak Bloom
    late May 
  • Size
    50” x 66” (H x W) 
  • Size at Flowering
    44” x 54” x 64” (H x W x Flowering Hgt.) 
  • # of Inflorescences
  • Inflorescence Length
  • Stem Color